September 11, 2017

Cholera Sweeps Congo, Kills Over 500

Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water. But this year’s epidemic, which has already hit at least 10 urban areas including the capital Kinshasa, is particularly worrying as it comes as about 1.4 million people have been displaced by […]
September 23, 2016

Cholera hits Lagos community, kills six

The Lagos state government has confirmed that six people died of cholera in Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State after eating contaminated ‘Abacha’, a local food of the people of the South-Eastern part of the country. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, told newsmen, in Ikeja on Thursday, […]
June 12, 2016

FDA approves first cholera vaccine for US travellers

The United States federal health officials have approved the first cholera vaccine intended to protect U.S. travelers from the potentially life-threatening disease. The Food and Drug Administration approved the liquid vaccine, called Vaxchora, for adults ages 18 to 64 who are traveling to countries affected by cholera. The bacterial infection […]