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Cholera epidemic in Kathmandu: Doctors ban government distributed drinking water
40 cases registered in less than three weeks, at least four deaths. Stocks distributed by the government can only be consumed after boiling. Panic breaks out in the valley.
18/08/2016 17:24:00 NEPAL
Kathmandu: At least 12 people die and 68 are hospitalised as the risk of a cholera epidemic grows
Pollution, contaminated water, collapsing sanitation services and overcrowding are the cause of the disease. Monsoon rains are exacerbating the problem, as “panic and fear” spreads. Experts urge people to boil water rather than rely on government supplies.
15/05/2017 12:04:00 YEMEN
Cholera emergency in Yemen: 115 victims, over 8500 people infected
The capital Sana'a and the neighboring province of Amanat al-Semah is the epicenter of the epidemic. Poor hygiene conditions and poverty have favored the spread. WHO: Less than 45% of hospitals and clinics work full time. The war has damaged or destroyed at least 300 medical facilities.
Alarm swine flu: at least 30 dead and hundreds sick
There are fears that the contagion could spread across the country and cross over into China and India. Government inefficiency and lack of medicines. Medical staff refuses to work for fear of infection. The army and the Caritas in aid to the population.
Asian battleground key to beating bird flu virus
For World Health Organisation, the virus appeared in South-East Asia and it is here that the risk of pandemic is the greatest. International aid is necessary to prevent it.
13/07/2017 10:18:00 YEMEN - UN
UN: fighting parties and foreign allies to blame for deadly cholera epidemic
UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs speaks of "scandal" caused "entirely by man". The belligerents and those who support them too, "direct, supply, fight and perpetrate" violence. Contagious cases have risen to 320,000, at least 1740 casualties. 250 million dollars needed to deal with the emergency, so far only 47 collected.
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