Cyclone Idai Death Toll Now Above 1,000 As Thousands Of Cholera Cases Are Reported

More than 600 are dead in Mozambique alone. An aerial view taken in Beira, Mozambique, on April 1, 2019 shows the Picoco refugee camp where 2,000 displaced people are looking for shelter. HARARE, Zimbabwe — The death toll from the … Read More

Death toll from Cyclone Idai ‘could spiral past a thousand’ in Mozambique amid fears 500,000 survivors are at risk of fatal diseases and starving villagers resort to drinking from dirty puddles

Rescue workers in Mozambique fear an outbreak of cholera, dysentery or malaria could take the death toll from Cyclone Idai even higher after the country’s President said as many as 1,000 people could have died. Tens of thousands of people … Read More

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

More Americans are living in wooded suburbs near deer, which carry the ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, rabbit fever and Powassan virus. Farewell, carefree days of summer. The number of people getting diseases transmitted … Read More

South Sudan: Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign concludes, Malaria deaths top 4,000

Cholera The first round of an Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in four priority counties of South Sudan with active transmission of cholera, has successfully concluded despite security and access challenges in some areas, the World Health Organization Regional Office … Read More

Holiday season means risk of tropical diseases in Europe

Warmer weather and summer travel put tropical mosquito-borne diseases on the European health authorities’ radar. The warming climate has unpredictable and wide-ranging impacts on the environment. Some climate effects on human health are direct, such as extreme weather and rising … Read More