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    Cholera outbreak in Malawi...
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    Malawi Registers New Cases of Cholera
    March 17, 2017 — Malawi has started registering new cases of cholera in areas bordering Mozambique, one week after the government in Malawi warned of a cholera outbreak in the neighboring country.
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    UN: Cholera Reaches South Sudan's Second-largest City
    March 10, 2017 — The United Nations says South Sudan's cholera outbreak has reached the country's second-largest city, as the number of cases nationwide rises beyond 5,500.
     
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    Cholera strikes swampy region of So. Sudan...
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    Cholera stalks 'refugee islands' in swamplands of South Sudan
    April 6, 2017 -- Kneeling over a pot of water drawn from the nearby swamp, Veronica feigns a smile as her eyes dart toward the floor of her small hut. "I know it's dirty but I have no other choice," says the 35-year-old South Sudanese mother of four.
     
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    'Record-breaking' Progress in Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases...
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    WHO Reports 'Record-breaking' Progress in Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases
    April 18, 2017 — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that unprecedented progress had been made in tackling many of the world's most disfiguring and disabling neglected tropical diseases over the past 10 years.
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    Frog Substance Shown to Kill Human Flu Viruses
    April 18, 2017 - A frog found in India secretes a substance that has been shown to be highly effective at killing influenza viruses.
     
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    Cholera outbreak in Kenya...
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    Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference
    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 : Delegates were attending a conference organised by Kenya's Ministry of Health in Nairobi.
     
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    Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka...
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    'Unprecedented' Dengue Outbreak Kills Nearly 300 in Sri Lanka
    July 24, 2017 - The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka has killed nearly 300 people, with the number of cases rising rapidly.
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    Australia Helping Sri Lanka Fight Dengue Outbreak
    July 20, 2017 — Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people so far this year in the Indian Ocean island nation.
     
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    Vietnam Dengue Cases go up 42%...
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    Vietnam Dengue Cases Soar 42 Percent
    August 18, 2017 — Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks, with more than 10,000 new infections reported in the past week stretching its medical system.
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    Researchers Blame Saudi-Led Coalition for 'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen
    August 18, 2017 - The majority of deaths from Yemen's cholera outbreak have occurred in rebel-controlled areas cut off from supplies due to airstrikes and blockades by a Saudi-led military coalition, according to research published on Friday.
     
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    'Cholera hotspots' Threaten More Than 1M People in Nigeria Refugee Camps...
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    Cholera Outbreak Threatens More Than 1M People in Nigeria Refugee Camps
    September 07, 2017 — At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots,' prey to an outbreak of the deadly disease which is sweeping through camps for the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.
     
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    Cholera in deepest darkest Africa...
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    WHO: Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads
    Monday 11th September, 2017 - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water.
     
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    WHO: Urgent Action Under Way to Prevent Spread of Cholera in West Africa...
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    Urgent Action Under Way to Prevent Spread of Cholera in West Africa
    September 18, 2017 — An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other countries.
     
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    African warming and drought threatens with more Zika, Dengue carrying mosquitoes...
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    As Africa Warms, Mosquito Carrying Zika, Dengue More Likely to Thrive
    September 21, 2017 — From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.
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    Kenya Health Officials Issue Alert Over Dengue Fever Outbreak
    May 08, 2017 — An alert has been issued in Mombasa County, Kenya, in response to an outbreak of dengue fever, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease.
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    Study: Prior Dengue Infection May Make Zika Worse
    March 30, 2017 - Zika, like dengue fever and West Nile virus, is in a family of mosquito-borne viruses called flaviviruses. A new study suggests that Zika can be much worse for people previously infected with another flavivirus. In pregnant women, it may put their babies at higher risk for serious birth defects, including microcephaly, a condition in which infants are born with abnormally small heads.
     
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    UN steps up aid for cholera outbreak in north-east Nigeria...
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    Amid cholera outbreak in north-east Nigeria, UN steps up aid, warns pregnant women most vulnerable
    26 September 2017 -- Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many " most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies " vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned.
     
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    New typhoid vaccine...
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    Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - Around 22 million people get typhoid fever each year and 220,000 die.
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    Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab
    15 September 2017 - A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.
     
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    New Dengue Vaccine Could Worsen Disease in Some People...

    New Dengue Vaccine Could Worsen Disease in Some People
    November 30, 2017 — Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world's first, should only be given to people who have previously been sickened by the virus, according to new long-term data.
     
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    Dengue vaccine could pose health risks...

    Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare
    4 Dec.`17 - The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks.
     
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    Pharmaceutical highway robbery...
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    Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.
    December 11, 2017 - Two pills to wipe out hookworm could cost you 4 cents. Or $400. It just depends where you live.
     
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    Tremendous progress in five years...
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    1 Billion Treated in Battle Against Painful Tropical Diseases
    ecember 14, 2017 — A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years, a report said on Thursday.
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    Half of World's People Can't get Basic Health Services: WHO
    December 13, 2017 - At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
     
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