Cholera

  • Scores missing in Nepal as heavy rains spark cholera fears August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies on Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said. Torrential rains last week led to multiple landslides and flooding, killing 85 people and leaving more than 100 others unaccounted...
  • Monsoon: Officials worried about the rise in cholera, malaria cases August 7, 2013

    With the heavy spell of rain, Gujarat is in the grip of monsoon illnesses. Ahmadabad has recorded 424 cases of Malaria falciparum - the more lethal form of malaria. The Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation has also recorded 6,772 cases of malaria and 313 cases of dengue. ...
  • Bangalore: Beware, there is more than just dengue August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: If you thought that piled up garbage was just an eyesore, which also happens to attack your sense of smell, there is certainly something more you need to be worried about. Apart from the rising cases of Dengue being reported in the city (which BBMP continues to deny), there...
  • Fresh cholera scare grips Chennai August 8, 2012

    Chennai: Amid mounting number of diarrhoea cases, people in North Chennai have begun to fear a cholera outbreak again. Adding fuel to the fire was the case of a 5-year-old boy with symptoms of ADD (Acute Diarrhoeal Disease) from Korukkupet, who was brought dead to the Stanley Medical College on...
  • Chennai cholera scare: Pet owners rush to vets August 3, 2012

    Chennai: Several worried pet owners took their dogs to the vet on Thursday, with worries of a canine strain of cholera making the rounds. A day after Express carried a report on dogs suffering from diarrhoea due to various reasons, some sections of the media incorrectly reported that this was...
  • UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia August 13, 2011

    Geneva: World Health Organization officials said on Friday that famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease. Officials say cases of acute watery diarrhea, an important indicator of the risk of cholera are now at 4,272 in...
  • Experts urge vaccination for Cholera January 26, 2011

    Hong Kong: The cholera bacterium has undergone important mutations in recent years, causing longer outbreaks of the disease with increased fatalities, researchers reported on Wednesday. In a package of papers published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, they said mass vaccinations should be considered as a solution even after...
  • Thousands dead in Haiti from cholera December 28, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, according to figures released on Monday by the public health ministry. The bulletin said that another 128,251 people have been affected by the disease, of whom 68,764 were hospitalised, though...
  • Poor sanitation costs India multi-billion losses December 23, 2010

    Poor sanitation in India is costing annual losses of $54 billion. ...
  • Haiti cholera likely from UN troops December 8, 2010

    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained on Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux concluded that the cholera originated in a tributary of Haiti's...
  • MCD's terminator train chugs off to stop dengue September 25, 2010

    New Delhi: To tackle New Delhi's worst outbreak of dengue fever in the past decade, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is running what it calls -- funnily so -- its terminator train, full throttle. The initiative has been started by the Railways to curb the dengue menace in the city....
  • Orissa in grip of cholera; toll rises to 140 September 13, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to cholera in Orissa has risen to 140 following a fresh casualty in worst-hit Rayagada district. Just last month Orissa's Kalahandi and Rayagada districts were in the limelight when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the ruling Biju Janta Dal held parallel rallies there to woo tribal...
  • Threat of cholera looming large over Bangalore January 30, 2008

    Bangalore: More than 800 people have been struck by gastroenteritis in Bangalore over the last four days. While the city grapples with the surge, it is now facing the threat of a cholera outbreak, as well Tests by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board have shown that the drinking water...
  • Nude scene makes Shakira turn down film role January 10, 2008

    Washington: Columbian singer, songwriter, actress Shakira turned down a role in a movie because it involved nudity. The new movie, Love In The Time Of Cholera, has a nude scene, which would require Shakira to strip naked. The 30-year-old singer, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her soundtrack for...
  • How about Shakira in the buff...? November 19, 2007

    London: Colombian pop star Shakira has pulled out of what would have been her movie debut in an adaptation of Love in the Time of Cholera written by her friend Gabriel Garcia Marquez because she didn't want to appear nude in the film. Shakira's official explanation for leaving the film was...