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yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'


international aid organisation says deaths in yemen likely to rise as bacterial disease spreads.






diphtheria deaths in indonesia spark immunization campaign


indonesia is immunizing millions of children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since january.






un: more than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in yemen


berlin (ap) — the u.n. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn yemen, many of them children. unicef director anthony lake and world health organization chief margaret chan said in a statement saturday, “we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world,” […]






diphtheria deaths in indonesia spark immunization campaign


indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since january.






yemen: 'world's worst cholera outbreak' mapped


a look at the worst-hit areas in the war-torn country.






yemen: 'world's worst cholera outbreak' mapped


a look at where the worst-hit areas are located in the war-torn country.






aid group says yemen cholera outbreak has infected 1 million


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the international committee of the red cross says around 1 million people in war-ravaged yemen are believed to have been infected in a cholera outbreak that began last year. the outbreak, which began in october 2016 and escalated in april, has killed more than 2,000 people. the red cross said thursday […]






un: yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak


who says more than 1,300 people have died and as many as 300,000 could become infected by the end of august.






cholera outbreak in war-ravaged yemen kills 115


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the u.n. humanitarian coordinator in yemen says a cholera outbreak has killed 115 people over the past two weeks. jamie mcgoldrick told reporters monday that another 8,600 people were believed to have been infected, and that medicine was arriving. but he also urged donor countries to fulfil more than $1 billion […]






minnesota's 'incident team' races to stop measles outbreak


for nearly four weeks, the minnesota department of health had been battling a measles outbreak that is now the state’s worst since 1990. a minneapolis day care center was one of 11 where infected children have exposed thousands of others — many unvaccinated — leading to an outbreak that has sickened 54 people and spread to rural parts of the state.






yemen's man-made cholera outbreak is about to break a record


in a matter of days, the deadly cholera epidemic in yemen will set a world record. the outbreak is entirely man-made. two-and-a-half years of civil war have decimated yemen's water sanitation system and its hospitals. without access to clean water, doctors or medical supplies, hundreds of thousands...






3,000 to 5,000 new cholera cases in yemen each day, says un


a cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the u.n. children's agency said saturday.






save the children says 130 children die every day in yemen


cairo (ap) — an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease. save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen’s shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate. it says over 50,000 […]






aid group says yemen cholera outbreak has infected 1 million


the international committee of the red cross says around 1 million people in war-ravaged yemen are believed to have been infected in a cholera outbreak that began last year.






3,000 to 5,000 new cholera cases in yemen each day, says un


amman, jordan (ap) — a cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the u.n. children’s agency said on saturday. geert cappelaere, the middle east director of unicef, said in an interview with the associated press that 70,000 cases of cholera have been reported in […]






50,000 children in yemen have died of starvation and disease so far this year, m


an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease. save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate....






50,000 children in yemen have died of starvation and disease so far this year, m


an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease.save the children said late wednesday that a continuing blockade by the saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate....






cholera outbreak pushes war-ravaged yemen to the brink of catastrophe


a cholera outbreak in yemen that has infected more than 300,000 people and caused more than 1,700 deaths in the last few months is propelling the war-ravaged nation to the brink of catastrophe, health and humanitarian officials say. security concerns amid a severe shortage of safe drinking water...






save the children says 130 children die every day in yemen


an international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn yemen from extreme hunger and disease.






sri lanka's worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225


sri lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year.






un: 3,000 to 5,000 suspected new yemen cholera cases daily


amman, jordan (ap) — a suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the u.n. children’s agency said on saturday. geert cappelaere, the middle east director of unicef, said in an interview with the associated press that 70,000 suspected cases of cholera have been […]






san diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis a outbreak. is it coming to l.a.?


san diego county is experiencing the second worst hepatitis a outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. l.a. officials fear the outbreak is headed north.






san diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis a outbreak. is it coming to l.a.?


san diego county is experiencing the third worst hepatitis a outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. l.a. officials fear the outbreak is headed north.






un: cholera outbreak in yemen has spread; over 1,600 dead


united nations (ap) — the united nations says the cholera outbreak in war-torn yemen has now spread to all 21 governorates and there have been 270,000 suspected cases and over 1,600 deaths from the disease since late april. u.n. spokesman stephane dujarric says the world health organization and its partners received 400 tons of medical […]






saudi air strikes kill children in yemen's hajjah area


activists and local media say at least 30 yemenis, including women and children, were killed in raids in north yemen.






yemen cholera outbreak could hit one million by 2018


yemen has endured 750,000 suspected cases of cholera, with at least 2,119 dying since the start of the year.






cholera death toll in yemen doubles in two weeks


there are over 124,000 cases in the latest outbreak of cholera in war-torn yemen and more than 900 people have died.






cholera death toll in yemen doubles in two weeks


there are more than 124,000 cases in the latest cholera outbreak in war-torn yemen and more than 900 people have died.






who: cholera death toll in yemen rises to 1500


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the world health organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in yemen has claimed 1500 lives since april and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people. who representative in yemen dr. nevio zagaria said in a news conference in sanaa on saturday that the number of suspected cases in the country’s second […]






who: speed of yemen cholera outbreak 'unprecedented'


yemen could see 250,000 cholera cases within six months, as death toll rises to 242, world health organization says.






who: speed of yemen cholera outbreak 'unprecedented'


yemen could have 3000,000 cholera cases within six months, as death toll rises to 242, world health organization says.






measles outbreak kills 58 children in indonesia's papua


indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost papua province that has killed dozens of children.






unicef: lives of 26 million children threatened by conflict


the united nation's children agency says regional conflicts are threatening the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in yemen, iraq and syria. the agency says that from cholera in yemen to attacks on hospitals in syria and the tens of thousands of children trapped in iraq's city of mosul, the violence is depriving children of essential health care.






red cross condemns children’s death in recent yemen shelling


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the red cross on sunday condemned the killing of children in yemen by apparent shelling, saying friday’s attack in the city of taiz was a reminder of the “immense suffering” endured by civilians in the war-ravaged arab nation. the international committee of the red cross called for protecting civilians in yemen’s […]






three new minnesota measles cases bring outbreak total to 44


all 3 are unvaccinated children in hennepin county, the center of the outbreak so far.