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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Andhra tragedy: 16 tribals die of water borne diseases in East Godavari village

At least 16 tribals of a village in East Godavari district died of suspected water poisoning, malaria and typhoid since May 29. Andhra Pradesh Home Minister N Chinnarajappa said that a dead cow may have contaminated their primary water source. He said that nine persons died in the hamlet itself earlier, while another seven who were brought to primary health centres died in the last two weeks

June 27, 2017
Indian Express

Typhoid resurfaces

Sixteen cases of typhoid have been reported with 14 in Harare, a weekly diseases surveillance report by the health ministry has indicated. Cumulatively, a total of 2,371 suspected cases of typhoid fever have been reported, with 78 confirmed cases and six deaths countrywide since the start of 2017

June 21, 2017
The Herald
June 20, 2017

Harare City Council should take blame for continued typhoid outbreak

Cases of typhoid continue to be reported in Harare with latest statistics from a weekly disease surveillance report (covering week ending June 4) from the Ministry of Health and Child Care indicating that 14 cases were reported in Harare

June 21, 2017
The Zimbabwean

Diarrhoea assumes epidemic scale in Gurugram, officials take urgent steps

Measures might have been taken to tackle vector-borne diseases like Dengue and Malaria but the increase in a number of cases of microbial diseases like Diarrhoea and Typhoid has become a major medical challenge in Gurugram. Even before the arrival of the monsoon, there have been over 2000 cases of diarrhoea registered in the city public hospital and a dozen of serious cases of diarrhoea are being reported daily. The district health department has tested water samples from thirteen prominent areas in the city. Shockingly out of the 75 water samples collected 40 have failed while the rest have been marked as suspect

June 13, 2017
June 12, 2017

Outbreak of Typhoid in Kalingalinga due to poor hygiene – LWSC

The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company claims that following the recent outbreak of typhoid in some parts of Kalingalinga Compound, which serves 40% of the water to Lusaka City, its investigations into the matter have revealed that the outbreak of the disease is due to the poor hygiene practices and the general environmental conditions of the areas and not the quality of water being supplied. The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company says it is concerned with the situation in the area and has since started distributing chlorine at all water kiosks and communal taps as well as affected properties. The residents are up in arms against this claiming the fault lies not with them but on the government side

June 10, 2017
QFM, UKZambians

Delhi HC worried on increasing number of typhoid cases

The Delhi High Court said there has been a surge in the number of typhoid cases because of bad drinking water quality and asked what the DJB is actively doing to provide potable water. The media also learned that the SDMC has reported at least 80 cases of chikungunya and 30 cases of dengue over the last 4 months

May 8, 2017
Business Standard
May 9, 2017
zeenews, NDTV

Scientist warns of drug resistant typhoid strain

Poor laboratory capabilities, poor surveillance and a lack of sanitation are enabling the spread of a typhoid strain that is resistant to drugs, a leading researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute has warned. Professor Sam Kariuki said the H58 strain can be traced back to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu but it is now in east Africa

May 1, 2017
Daily Nation

Over 500 cases of waterborne infections reported in Ahmedabad

Cases of waterborne infections reported in Ahmedabad have risen sharply to more than 500 in its weekly health report. There were 334 cases of vomiting and diarrhoea, 89 cases of jaundice and 90 cases of typhoid among the 514 cases reported. There have been 12 cases of cholera in civic-body run hospitals in Ahmedabad this year with one reported last week

April 18, 2017
Times of India

Samoa issues typhoid alert

Samoan health officials have issued a health alert, warning anyone who has been to Auckland in the past three weeks to get tested for typhoid. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) on Thursday said there were now 18 confirmed cases of typhoid in the city. The day before, that figure was 16

April 7, 2017
Cook Islands News

Samoans shocked by typhoid death

Distraught family members of a Samoan woman who died of typhoid last week said Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease for a week. The woman was one of up to 18 Samoans who fell ill in a typhoid outbreak over the past 10 days or so, her family had believed she died of salmonella but learned it was typhoid through the press 

April 4, 2017
Cook Islands News
April 6, 2017
The New Zealand Herald
April 5, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 5, 2017

Typhoid outbreaks out in Solwezi

Three people have died from a typhoid fever outbreak in Solwezi and Mushindamo districts in Zambia. This is out of 13 suspected cases recorded since February 27th of which 11 were from Mushindamo and two from Solwezi 

March 10, 2017
Independent Observer

128 cases of waterborne diseases in Ahmedabad

Around 128 cases of waterborne disease were reported in Ahmedabad, up to the end of last week, according to data provided by the local health department 

March 7, 2017
Times of India

Health systems

Floodwater recedes, diseases spread

With floodwater receding in Sylhet and Moulvibazar, Bangladesh, waterborne diseases are spreading in the flood-hit areas as there is hardly any medical care for a large number of affected people. People there are suffering from waterborne diseases like typhoid fever, dysentery, diarrhoea and skin infections. Many complained about not receiving any medical attention and relief aid

July 8, 2017
Daily Star

Communicable diseases

Tamil Nadu not granting licence to private hospitals to screen the Zika virus

A health department official told The New Indian Express that some private hospitals had contacted them for a licence to screen Zika virus but the official said that if the license is granted, some private hospitals might misuse it to fleece patients. As per protocol, patients with complaints of fever and fatigue are to be tested for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, jaundice, typhoid and leptospirosis. If doctors observe symptoms similar to dengue or chikungunya but tests are negative, blood samples are sent for the Zika test

July 12, 2017
The News Minute

Waste not: how cities can improve sanitation

Brian Arbogast, director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes at the Gates Foundation, discusses the group’s ‘Reinvent the toilet’ challenge. He highlights how a lack of sanitation often results in cycles of contamination and infection that impose a heavy cost on human, economic and environmental health. He highlights a new ‘Talking Toilets’ 360 video, which puts viewers face to face with the consequences of poor sanitation and opens eyes to possible solutions

April 28, 2017
Financial Times

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

Maria Neira, head of WHO’s public health department, said “today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.” Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from drinking contaminated water. WHO is urging the international community to invest to provide universal access to safe drinking water

April 13, 2017
New Vision
April 14, 2017
The Nation, Hindustan Times
April 15, 2017
Sunday Times

Waterborne diseases on the rise

Waterborne diseases appear to be on the rise in Ahmedabad. According to the weekly health report from AMC, five cases of cholera were reported in civic-run hospitals in the city. Last week, 287 cases of waterborne diseases were reported, of these, 186 cases of vomiting and diarrhoea, 39 of jaundice, 70 cases of typhoid and two cases of cholera. Two fresh cases of swine flu have also been reported

March 28, 2017
Times of India, Nyoooz