World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 20 people have been confirmed killed in a cholera outbreak at displaced persons’ camps in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, the country's center for disease control said on Tuesday.
The outbreak currently affects six areas of the state, including the Muna and Lawanti displaced persons’ camps near Maiduguri, Borno’s capital city.
“As of Sept. 2, 2017, 319 suspected cases and 20 deaths had been reported in the state,” said the center.
International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which is helping to manage the outbreak, said on Sunday that over 200 patients had been admitted, with seven dead.
According to the center, while cholera is endemic in Nigeria, there is usually a rise in the number of cases during the rainy season, usually between April and September.
The center called on citizens to pay attention to personal hygiene and report symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and weakness to the nearest health facilities.
Nearly 3 million people have been displaced by seven years of violence in Nigeria’s northeast region provoked by the terrorist group Boko Haram, with more than half living refuge at camps provided by the government and humanitarian agencies.
Seven firms to receive ecolabel certifying that their products are environment-friendly
Disasters saddle U.S. with $306 billion price tag, cause 362 deaths
Association for Prevention of Drug Abuse head says close to more than 2.5 million children are drug addicts in Bangladesh
King penguins are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said zoo curator Malu Celli.
Some eight million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection.
Two players vomited on the pitch, and play had to be halted briefly.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.
Doctors Worldwide Turkey says it has performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Horn of Africa country
Over 40,000 cases of cholera seen in Democratic Republic of Congo since July, says Health Ministry
Decked out in red to signify their "Stop Coal" campaign, the protesters chanted and beat drums as they snaked through the former West Germany capital toward the UN centre that will host the 12-day, 196-nation talks, tasked with implementing the landmark Paris Agreement.
The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the continent of dangerous gasses in atmosphere in the post-industrial era (since 1750).
£10 ($13) tax introduced to cut British capital's poor air-pollution records
Despite all-out efforts to give the Chinese Communist Party blue skies for its twice-a-decade congress, Beijing's notorious smog has cloaked the mega-city in its trademark toxic haze.
Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil
Some 450 other suspected cases seen in island nation; president says health workers are able to contain epidemic
UN says 900,000 doses of oral vaccine are to be given to Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar