In a recent study, a group of researchers have developed a high-dose cholera vaccine for controlling outbreaks.

The World Health Organization, WHO says the Cholera outbreak that has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Lusaka is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts.

The UN health agency said Sunday it is suffering a funding gap of 5 million U.S. dollars required to maintain its first line health response operations in Somalia.

Two new cases of cholera have been reported in Kwale County, health officials say.

The victims have been admitted to Kinango Hospital.

Copperbelt Province has recorded its first cholera case in Ndola district.

The seventh cholera pandemic has heavily affected Africa, although the origin and continental spread of the disease remain undefined. We used genomic data from 1070 Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates, across 45 African countries and over a 49-year period, to show that past epidemics were attributable to a single expanded lineage. This lineage was introduced at least 11 times since 1970, into two main regions, West Africa and East/Southern Africa, causing epidemics that lasted up to 28 years.

An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year.

More cholera cases have been reported in Lusaka with the Ministry of Health placing the city on high alert.

The cholera cases have now risen to 11 from nine.

DAKAR, SENEGAL - Health workers in northeast Nigeria said Tuesday that they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak that's sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram.

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authori

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