By Teddy Cambosa A cholera outbreak in the Benue region in Nigeria has resulted in 14 deaths in the region’s  Agatu Local Government Area and Abinse, a riverine community in the Makurdi Local Government...

By Teddy Cambosa The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released statistics on the ongoing cholera outbreak in West Africa, and noted certain increases in cases in the region, with 22,366 cases...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Taiwan CDC reported the first locally acquired cholera case of the year in a 80 year old man. The patient presented at the hospital with diarrhea, general weakness,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews UN health officials are reporting nearly 15,000 cholera cases since an outbreak began in April 2019 in Telemt woreda, Amhara Region. Through Sep. 6, a cumulative...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be in a humanitarian crisis–massive flooding in some areas affecting hundreds of thousands of people...

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On today’s podcast, I had the honor of talking to E.B. Fred Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus at UW–Madison and author of the book, Robert Koch–A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology, Thomas...

Free-swimming cholera bacteria are much less infectious than bacteria in biofilms, aggregates of bacterial cells embedded in a sticky matrix that form on surfaces. This accounts for the surprising effectiveness...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Ten months after the catastrophic Haiti 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck in January 2010, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in Haiti. V. cholerae serogroup O1, biotype...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews During the week ending October 13, officials in Kenya reported an additional 100 new suspected cases, with eighty-five percent of cases being reported from Nairobi...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews There are a number of infectious disease outbreaks currently in Ethiopia–chikungunya, cholera, dengue fever and measles–and here’s an update: Chikungunya The...