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Yemen reports 82 cholera fatalities in recent outbreak

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cases of cholera in Yemen. To date, 7730 suspected cases of cholera, including 82 associated deaths have been reported (case fatality rate of 1.06%). Of these, 122 cases were...

Yemen cholera cases near 5000

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cholera cases in the country. To date, 4825 suspected cases of cholera, including 61 associated deaths were reported in Aden, Amran, Al Hudaydah, Al-Bayda‘a, Al-Dhale’a,...

Cholera in Yemen: Thousands of suspected cases

In a follow-up on the crisis in Yemen, the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Population is reporting that the number of suspected cholera cases have more than quadrupled in the past two weeks. According to health officials, a total of 2733...

MERS in Saudi Arabia: WHO update

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the following update on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation in Saudi Arabia: Between 16 September and 10 October 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia seven (7) additional cases...

Yemen cholera outbreak: More than 300 suspected cases, WHO requires $22 million to contain outbreak

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, The World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35...

Yemen cholera outbreak: Cases confirmed in Sana’a

Health authorities in Yemen confirmed a cholera outbreak on Thursday, 6 October, posing an increased health risk to the population-especially children-given the crumbling health system in the country. “This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of...

Hajj 2016: ‘No major disease outbreak reported’, according to WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today concluded its mission to Saudi Arabia to support the Ministry of Health in ensuring a safe pilgrimage season (Hajj). So far there has been no major health threat or event of concern, with no major disease...

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever concerns rise with start of Muslim holiday

The number of cases and fatalities due to viral disease, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), in Pakistan and Afghanistan this year has been of concern both in media accounts and from global health agencies. Pakistan has reported in excess of 20 fatalities...

Salmonella prompts recall of hummus and tahini in Israel

The risk of Salmonella has prompted the Shamir Salads company in Israel to recall hummus and eggplant tahini products. Salmonella was detected during routine sampling on the production line. The Health Ministry said in a statement that “last night...

Oman: Dozens of brucellosis cases reported in North Batinah

Officials with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) are advising the public to abstain from consuming raw or unpasteurized milk or milk products in light of dozens of human cases reported in North Batinah in Al Batinah North Governorate....
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