Neighbouring Mozambique last week identified three cases of cholera and has brought renewed fears of cholera outbreak among travelers, and some parts of the districts in the southern region of Mala

The area recently received around 6,000 displaced persons who fled a tribal conflict in El Nair area of East Darfur.

Water insecurity—ranging from chronic water scarcity to lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, to hydrological uncertainty and extremes (floods and droughts)—can cause severe disruptions and compound fragilities in social, economic, and environmental systems.

Uncontrolled and unregulated pollution of water bodies in India is a matter of grave concern, and the Supreme Court’s direction to the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) to initiate stringent a

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 10/03/2017. Diseases such as Cholera, Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases (Dysentery and Diarrhea), Enteric Fever (Typhoid) and Viral Hepatitis A & E are caused by consumption of contaminated drinking water. State/UT wise details of number of cases and deaths reported due to these diseases during 2014-16 as per data compiled by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) are indicated in Annexure I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water-related Diseases, 09/03/2017. There are 9.25 lakh private drinking water sources which interalia include both open well and tube well) in rural India as reported by the States into the online Integrated Management Information System of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Since bacteriological contamination is highly dynamic in nature, the data on percentage of private unsafe wells is not maintained at the Central level by the Ministry.

El Gedaref — Health sources from Sudan's El Gedaref state revealed the death of a child and infection of several others with cholera on Tuesday and Wednesday.

El Gedaref / Port Sudan — Health workers in eastern Sudan reported that four new cases of cholera have emerged in several areas.

THE number of cholera cases recorded in Kafulwe fishing village in Chiengi district in Luapula Province have risen from four to 11.

Dongola — The medical director of the Dongola Specialist Hospital in northern Sudan reports that the hospital admitted 20 cases of watery diarrhoea last week.

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