12 Nov 2010

Haiti cholera toll at 800, U.S. risk seen low

“The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according to an American medical expert, but U.S. health authorities said the risk of widespread transmission to the United States was low, given good sanitation there. Fatalities from the diarrheal disease have risen steadily since the start of

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06 Nov 2010

Haiti children ‘fatal disease risk’

“Cold, damp conditions in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Tomas have left thousands of children at risk of catching potentially fatal diseases, Save the Children has warned. The UK-based charity said children could be exposed to malaria, diarrhoea, dengue fever and pneumonia, as well as skin infections. There are

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28 Oct 2010

Whooping cough continues to climb in California

“California is in the middle of the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years. According to the state health department, there are now 6,257 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of the disease. Ten people have died. ‘Unfortunately and tragically we have had 10 deaths, all in infants under 2

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25 Oct 2010

UN: Cholera cases in Haiti’s capital are a ‘worrying development’

“The confirmation of five cholera cases in Haiti’s capital is a ‘very worrying development,’ a U.N. spokeswoman told CNN. Public health officials are working to keep the country’s cholera outbreak from spreading in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where tens of thousands of people are still living in sprawling tent cities after January’s

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22 Oct 2010

UN: 138 dead after cholera outbreak in Haiti

“A fast-moving cholera outbreak north of the Haitian capital has killed at least 138 people, a U.N. official said Friday. Another 1,526 cases are also part of the outbreak, said Imogen Wall, the U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman in Haiti. All the cases have been reported in the Lower Artibonite region, north

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20 Oct 2010

10 infants dead in California whooping cough outbreak

“Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has claimed the 10th victim in California, in what health officials are calling the worst outbreak in 60 years. Since the beginning of the year, 5,978 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of the disease have been reported in California. All of the deaths occurred

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