More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims have filed a petition with the United Nations, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering in an epidemic widely blamed on Nepalese peacekeepers, the victims' lawyers said Tuesday.
Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.
Beat Rohr of CARE discusses how torrential rains are bringing new misery to the people of Haiti.
The death toll from flooding and landslides after torrential rains hit Haiti earlier this week climbed to 23 Wednesday, the country's civil protection department said.
At least 20 people have died due to torrential downpours in Haiti, authorities said Tuesday, and aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera triggered by the heavy rain.
Aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera cases in Haiti triggered by heavy rain.
The cholera outbreak that killed more than 4,500 people in Haiti last year was linked to peacekeepers from Nepal, a new report says, a conclusion previously resisted by at least some United Nations officials.
CNN's Paula Newton reported the U.N. worried a cholera outbreak in Haiti could spread.
As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.
Three people who contracted cholera at a wedding in the Dominican Republic before returning to New York have recovered, and the risk of their infecting anyone else is low, officials said Sunday.
Venezuela's health minister said Thursday that 37 people have been treated for cholera in the South American nation, state-run media said.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on another grim day of work in the war to stem Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic.
In the 10 weeks since an epidemic erupted in Haiti, cholera has killed more than 3,000 people -- partly because the distribution of health supplies remains a logistical nightmare.
Cholera has already killed almost 3,000 Haitians. Now it is threatening to cause misery in another vital way.
At least 45 people, most of them voodoo priests, have been lynched in Haiti since the beginning of the cholera epidemic by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the disease, officials said.
A French doctor's report suggests that the strain of cholera ravaging Haiti may have originated with United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal, but U.N. officials and others cautioned that the report was inconclusive.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an urgent appeal Friday for more money to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has claimed more than 1,800 lives.
Within a year that saw a massive earthquake, a spreading cholera epidemic and recurring signs of government instability, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere is gearing up for its latest battle: presidential elections.
The Pan American Health Organization announced Tuesday it is increasing its planning to treat 400,000 cholera cases within the next year, up from a previous estimate of 270,000 over several years, as a result of the outbreak in Haiti.
Pivotal elections will proceed as planned in Haiti despite the cholera outbreak that has now sickened more than 60,000 people and threatens to keep spreading.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports from a Haitian town gripped by fear and disease.
The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday.
The United Nations criticized the international response to the Haiti cholera outbreak as inadequate on Saturday, saying donors had pledged only about ten percent of the money needed to curb the disease.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports angry locals are attacking U.N. peacekeepers who they blame for Haiti's cholera epidemic.
Haiti reported more cholera deaths Wednesday as chaos reigned in this country's second-largest city, and cases among people who had traveled from Haiti were reported in Florida and the Dominican Republic.
Cholera has arrived in the Dominican Republic, and it has caused fear and worry. But experts say tourists planning on visiting the country's famous beaches should not cancel their trips.
A woman who recently returned to Florida from Haiti has been diagnosed with cholera, the Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday.
Haiti's government appeared Tuesday to have lost control of Cap Haitien, where demonstrators angry over what they see as the United Nations' role in starting the ongoing cholera epidemic controlled many of the streets for a second consecutive day.
Protesters angry over the government's handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month.
The death toll from Haiti's month-old cholera outbreak continues to grow.
Medical workers expressed alarm Friday over the increase in hospitalizations and deaths in Haiti's cholera outbreak as the earthquake-devastated nation's already strained health system overflowed with the sick.
Hurricane Tomas may be behind them but Haitians are left with more misery. CNN's Paula newton Reports.
Three brothers recuperated Thursday afternoon in a once-open field now speckled by the bright blue tarps of a cholera rehydration clinic in the Haitian town of Bercy, where an outbreak has sickened hundreds of people.
Hundreds of open dumps in Haiti's capital worsen a cholera outbreak. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
In the wake of Hurricane Tomas, cholera has reached the congested capital of Port-au-Prince, where as many as 73 people have come down with the potentially deadly infection.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks at TEDMED 2010 from Haiti where he was covering the deadly cholera outbreak.
The storms have been relentless here, and another powerful one is expected to bear down Friday.
Cholera is spreading in Haiti because people are moving to the capital in search of aid. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
A cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to spread to previously unaffected areas in rural communities, killing 442 people and hospitalizing 6,742 others, the Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday.
The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 330, and officials believe Hurricane Tomas may worsen the situation as it approaches, a U.N. spokeswoman said Saturday.
Health workers trying to combat the cholera outbreak in Haiti are using unique technologies to communicate with potential victims and map the disaster.
The death toll from Haiti's cholera outbreak has risen to 292, the Haitian government said Wednesday. There are 4,147 confirmed cases.
Actor Sean Penn speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
Calling Haiti's cholera outbreak "an extremely serious situation," a United Nations official expressed concern Monday that the infectious disease that has already killed more than 250 people could spread and grow to "tens of thousands of cases."
A cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed more than 1,500 people, the United Nations said Tuesday.
One of the key aspects to gaining control of the fast-moving cholera outbreak in Haiti is the simplest of human necessities, actor and activist Sean Penn told CNN's "AC360°."
Patients arrive at the front gates of St. Nicholas Hospital hunched over and groaning, only to be greeted by chaos and confusion.
The confirmation of five cholera cases in Haiti's capital is a "very worrying development," a U.N. spokeswoman told CNN.
An aid worker talks to CNN's Asieh Namdar about Haiti's cholera epidemic.
Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a U.N. spokeswoman told CNN Saturday, as public health officials worked to keep the country's cholera outbreak from spreading to the capital.
The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths, according to health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A cholera epidemic in northern Nigeria has killed more than 350 people since June and threatens to spread to the entire country, according to the west African nation's health ministry.
A cholera outbreak has erupted this summer in Africa, killing more than 600 people in the neighboring countries of Nigeria and Cameroon.
Cholera has killed 297 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, health officials said Wednesday.
"This is a mass grave," Bill Watson said as he led the way through the thick Pennsylvania woods in a suburb about 30 miles from Philadelphia.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sunday with Pakistan's president, and both men urged the international community to step up efforts to help the millions affected by flooding in Pakistan.
CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the U.N. chief's visit to Pakistan and his calls for aid to reach flood victims faster.
Cholera has killed 200 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, the government said Thursday, and aid agencies feared the outbreak could spread to neighboring regions and nations.
More than 100 people have died of cholera in Cameroon, according to Joseph Beti Assomo, a regional governor.
After weeks of torrential rain and flooding in West Africa, humanitarian aid agencies on the ground fear an outbreak of diseases like malaria and cholera.
The "humanitarian situation remains serious" in Zimbabwe amid cholera, starvation and a continuing economic crisis, a United Nations official said Wednesday at a World Humanitarian Day ceremony in Harare.
The worst cholera outbreak in Africa in 15 years has killed more than 4,000 Zimbabweans, and the crisis threatens to worsen when the rainy season hits, the U.N. Children's Fund said Thursday.
The political crisis that has gripped Zimbabwe for nearly a year may be drawing to an end, but a deadly cholera outbreak there is only getting worse.
More than 60,000 people have now been infected with cholera in Zimbabwe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe, according to World Health Organization figures released Wednesday, seeming to confirm health experts' concerns that the disease is not yet under control.
The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is now approaching 3,000, the World Health Organization says.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader called the cholera outbreak in his country a "man-made crisis," as new figures released Thursday showed the death toll had soared to more than 2,700.
Cholera is caused by becoming infected with a bacterium called vibrio cholera. It's a disease that affects the bowels and in its most severe form is characterized by acute watery diarrhoea that can lead to immediate death through severe dehydration and kidney failure.
Deaths in Zimbabwe related to the cholera epidemic are approaching 2,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, and close to 40,000 people have been affected by the preventable water-borne disease.
Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has killed nearly 500 people, according to the World Health Organization.
Doctors worry about the woman sitting on a bed inside the large tent, an IV in her arm. Chipo Matewe, 23, is eight months pregnant and stricken with cholera.
A child cries from hunger, but no tears come from her swollen eyes.
Nearly 775 people have died in Zimbabwe from the recent cholera outbreak, an official from the World Health Organization said Wednesday, refuting the government's claim that the situation is under control.
The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is approaching 1,000, according to U.N. figures published Monday.
Up to 60,000 people in Zimbabwe could be infected with cholera if the epidemic worsens, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is approaching 1,000, according to U.N. figures published Monday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 978 people have died and 18,413 suspected cases have been recorded. U.N. figures have been compiled since August.
The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe has passed 1,000, the United Nations said Wednesday.
President Robert Mugabe is "out of touch" with the magnitude of the cholera crisis gripping his country and should step down, the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe said Thursday.
A child cries from hunger, but no tears come from her swollen eyes.
As cholera kills hundreds in Zimbabwe, calls increase for President Robert Mugabe to resign. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.
A Zimbabwean government spokesman on Tuesday claimed "the cholera situation is under control" and argued the West not only caused the health crisis but is using it as an excuse for military intervention.
Some Zimbabwean refugees who crossed into South Africa to escape a cholera outbreak still faced illness and disease.
Almost 12,000 people have contracted cholera since August in Zimbabwe, and the outbreak threatens to grow more dire -- and deadly -- because the nation can't pay for chemicals to treat water or for doctors to treat victims.
A group of Zimbabwean citizens are taking a government department to court for failing to provide them with adequate and safe drinking water as the country's cholera-related death toll nears 400.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday that Zimbabwe is in shambles and warned that deaths from starvation and a cholera outbreak threaten to surge with the rainy season approaching.
Rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not honoring a cease-fire and have been killing dozens of soldiers and even civilians, a government official said Sunday.
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Cholera deaths at a Baghdad orphanage and deteriorating water and sewage systems are spurring fears of a larger outbreak of the killer disease, the United Nations children's agency said.
A 40-year-old woman who lived in the southern Baghdad outskirts has died of cholera, the 12th death in Iraq from a recent outbreak of the disease, an Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
More than 2,000 Iraqis in the northern part of the country have contracted cholera, U.N. officials say, citing local authorities.
THE BACKGROUND More than a billion people lack access to drinkable water. Theirs is teeming with bacteria and viruses or polluted with raw sewage. The result: Nearly 5,000 children die each day fro...
The background: More than a billion people lack access to drinkable water. Theirs is teeming with bacteria and viruses or polluted with raw sewage. The result: Nearly 5,000 children die each day from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid. The economic impact is also staggering: $170 billion in losses from water-related illnesses.
Despite reporting five deaths from a bacteria-caused illness, public health officials said Tuesday they are more concerned about the possibility of toxic chemicals in the water covering New Orleans than they are about a cholera outbreak.
BACK WHEN HE WAS A GRAD STUDENT IN 1977, Paul Ewald came down with an intestinal bug. He'd been doing research at the University of Washington at Seattle on the social behavior of sparrows. But the...