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Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.

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Haiti cholera victims demand U.N. compensation updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 18:46:00

More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims have filed a petition with the United Nations, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering in an epidemic widely blamed on Nepalese peacekeepers, the victims' lawyers said Tuesday.

Cholera kills nearly 500 in Cameroon since August 1, officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 13:22:00

Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

Cholera cases spike in Haitiupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 21:21:00

Beat Rohr of CARE discusses how torrential rains are bringing new misery to the people of Haiti.

Haitian flooding kills 23, at least 6 missingupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 21:21:00

The death toll from flooding and landslides after torrential rains hit Haiti earlier this week climbed to 23 Wednesday, the country's civil protection department said.

Cholera cases spike, 20 killed as torrential rains hit Haitiupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 06:30:00

At least 20 people have died due to torrential downpours in Haiti, authorities said Tuesday, and aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera triggered by the heavy rain.

Cholera cases spike in Haitiupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 15:45:00

Aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera cases in Haiti triggered by heavy rain.

New report links Haiti cholera outbreak to U.N. peacekeepersupdated: Fri May 06 2011 09:12:00

The cholera outbreak that killed more than 4,500 people in Haiti last year was linked to peacekeepers from Nepal, a new report says, a conclusion previously resisted by at least some United Nations officials.

2010: Cholera outbreak in Haitiupdated: Fri May 06 2011 09:12:00

CNN's Paula Newton reported the U.N. worried a cholera outbreak in Haiti could spread.

President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recoveryupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 22:34:00

As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.

Official: 3 cholera victims in New York have recoveredupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 15:23:00

Three people who contracted cholera at a wedding in the Dominican Republic before returning to New York have recovered, and the risk of their infecting anyone else is low, officials said Sunday.

Venezuela reports 37 cholera casesupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 14:46:00

Venezuela's health minister said Thursday that 37 people have been treated for cholera in the South American nation, state-run media said.

Haiti struggles with cholera epidemicupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 00:27:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on another grim day of work in the war to stem Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic.

Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to more than 3,000updated: Sat Jan 01 2011 00:27:00

In the 10 weeks since an epidemic erupted in Haiti, cholera has killed more than 3,000 people -- partly because the distribution of health supplies remains a logistical nightmare.

Cholera outbreak could hurt Haiti's rice productionupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 20:46:00

Cholera has already killed almost 3,000 Haitians. Now it is threatening to cause misery in another vital way.

Officials: 45 people lynched in Haiti amid cholera fearsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 08:45:00

At least 45 people, most of them voodoo priests, have been lynched in Haiti since the beginning of the cholera epidemic by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the disease, officials said.

Officials: French report about origin of cholera in Haiti inconclusiveupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 11:00:00

A French doctor's report suggests that the strain of cholera ravaging Haiti may have originated with United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal, but U.N. officials and others cautioned that the report was inconclusive.

U.N. chief makes urgent appeal to fight cholera in Haitiupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 14:49:00

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an urgent appeal Friday for more money to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has claimed more than 1,800 lives.

Haiti prepares for presidential elections amid cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 14:28:00

Within a year that saw a massive earthquake, a spreading cholera epidemic and recurring signs of government instability, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere is gearing up for its latest battle: presidential elections.

Health organization hikes cholera outbreak planning to 400,000updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 05:25:00

The Pan American Health Organization announced Tuesday it is increasing its planning to treat 400,000 cholera cases within the next year, up from a previous estimate of 270,000 over several years, as a result of the outbreak in Haiti.

Spreading cholera has claimed at least 1,415 lives in Haitiupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 13:59:00

Pivotal elections will proceed as planned in Haiti despite the cholera outbreak that has now sickened more than 60,000 people and threatens to keep spreading.

Cholera, violence spread across Haitiupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:30:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from a Haitian town gripped by fear and disease.

Death toll in Haiti cholera outbreak rises to 1,344updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:30:00

The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday.

U.N. blasts global response to Haiti cholera outbreak as inadequateupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 19:46:00

The United Nations criticized the international response to the Haiti cholera outbreak as inadequate on Saturday, saying donors had pledged only about ten percent of the money needed to curb the disease.

Rioters cause havoc in Haitian cityupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 19:46:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports angry locals are attacking U.N. peacekeepers who they blame for Haiti's cholera epidemic.

Cholera reported in Florida as Haiti death toll climbsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 06:04:00

Haiti reported more cholera deaths Wednesday as chaos reigned in this country's second-largest city, and cases among people who had traveled from Haiti were reported in Florida and the Dominican Republic.

Cholera strikes fear in Dominican Republic, tourists reassuredupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 22:01:00

Cholera has arrived in the Dominican Republic, and it has caused fear and worry. But experts say tourists planning on visiting the country's famous beaches should not cancel their trips.

Florida woman diagnosed with choleraupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 16:59:00

A woman who recently returned to Florida from Haiti has been diagnosed with cholera, the Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday.

Haitians unleash anger over cholera epidemic at peacekeepersupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 03:51:00

Haiti's government appeared Tuesday to have lost control of Cap Haitien, where demonstrators angry over what they see as the United Nations' role in starting the ongoing cholera epidemic controlled many of the streets for a second consecutive day.

Protests over Haiti's cholera outbreak turn violentupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 18:47:00

Protesters angry over the government's handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month.

Haiti cholera death toll passes 900updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 12:56:00

The death toll from Haiti's month-old cholera outbreak continues to grow.

Health workers alarmed over trend in Haiti's cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 21:19:00

Medical workers expressed alarm Friday over the increase in hospitalizations and deaths in Haiti's cholera outbreak as the earthquake-devastated nation's already strained health system overflowed with the sick.

Haiti: Misery after hurricaneupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 21:19:00

Hurricane Tomas may be behind them but Haitians are left with more misery. CNN's Paula newton Reports.

796 dead in Haiti's cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:15:00

Three brothers recuperated Thursday afternoon in a once-open field now speckled by the bright blue tarps of a cholera rehydration clinic in the Haitian town of Bercy, where an outbreak has sickened hundreds of people.

Trash overwhelms Haitian capitalupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:05:00

Hundreds of open dumps in Haiti's capital worsen a cholera outbreak. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Tomas aftermath raises concern over worsening cholera outbreakupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:05:00

In the wake of Hurricane Tomas, cholera has reached the congested capital of Port-au-Prince, where as many as 73 people have come down with the potentially deadly infection.

Challenges of helping Haitiupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 13:56:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks at TEDMED 2010 from Haiti where he was covering the deadly cholera outbreak.

Crisis after crisis in Haitiupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 13:56:00

The storms have been relentless here, and another powerful one is expected to bear down Friday.

What's causing cholera to spread?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 10:10:00

Cholera is spreading in Haiti because people are moving to the capital in search of aid. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Cholera deaths in Haiti reach 442, health organization reportsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 10:10:00

A cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to spread to previously unaffected areas in rural communities, killing 442 people and hospitalizing 6,742 others, the Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday.

Official: Haiti cholera deaths rise above 330 as hurricane approachesupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 09:59:00

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 330, and officials believe Hurricane Tomas may worsen the situation as it approaches, a U.N. spokeswoman said Saturday.

Texts, maps battle Haiti cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 15:37:00

Health workers trying to combat the cholera outbreak in Haiti are using unique technologies to communicate with potential victims and map the disaster.

Cholera death toll near 300 in Haitiupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 10:11:00

The death toll from Haiti's cholera outbreak has risen to 292, the Haitian government said Wednesday. There are 4,147 confirmed cases.

Sean Penn on Haiti: 'It's bad'updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:38:00

Actor Sean Penn speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the cholera outbreak in Haiti.

Health organizations worry that Haiti's cholera outbreak could spreadupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:38:00

Calling Haiti's cholera outbreak "an extremely serious situation," a United Nations official expressed concern Monday that the infectious disease that has already killed more than 250 people could spread and grow to "tens of thousands of cases."

Cholera kills 1,555 in Nigeria, says U.N.updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 12:37:00

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed more than 1,500 people, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Sean Penn says quick action needed to fight cholera in Haitiupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 10:35:00

One of the key aspects to gaining control of the fast-moving cholera outbreak in Haiti is the simplest of human necessities, actor and activist Sean Penn told CNN's "AC360°."

Haiti officials claim crisis stabilizing amid chaosupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 09:14:00

Patients arrive at the front gates of St. Nicholas Hospital hunched over and groaning, only to be greeted by chaos and confusion.

UN: Cholera cases in Haiti's capital are a 'worrying development'updated: Sun Oct 24 2010 13:24:00

The confirmation of five cholera cases in Haiti's capital is a "very worrying development," a U.N. spokeswoman told CNN.

Haiti's cholera outbreakupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 13:24:00

An aid worker talks to CNN's Asieh Namdar about Haiti's cholera epidemic.

Death toll rises from Haitian cholera outbreakupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 00:08:00

Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a U.N. spokeswoman told CNN Saturday, as public health officials worked to keep the country's cholera outbreak from spreading to the capital.

Officials: Toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak now above 150updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 17:56:00

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths, according to health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Cholera epidemic threatens all Nigeria, government warnsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:28:00

A cholera epidemic in northern Nigeria has killed more than 350 people since June and threatens to spread to the entire country, according to the west African nation's health ministry.

Hundreds die of cholera in Nigeria, Cameroonupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:12:00

A cholera outbreak has erupted this summer in Africa, killing more than 600 people in the neighboring countries of Nigeria and Cameroon.

Cholera toll approaching 300 in Cameroonupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 08:13:00

Cholera has killed 297 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, health officials said Wednesday.

Grandfather's ghost story leads to mysterious mass graveupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:28:00

"This is a mass grave," Bill Watson said as he led the way through the thick Pennsylvania woods in a suburb about 30 miles from Philadelphia.

Ban visits Pakistan amid cholera concernsupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:32:00

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sunday with Pakistan's president, and both men urged the international community to step up efforts to help the millions affected by flooding in Pakistan.

U.N. chief visits flood-hit Pakistanupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:32:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the U.N. chief's visit to Pakistan and his calls for aid to reach flood victims faster.

Cholera outbreak kills 200 in Cameroonupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 10:38:00

Cholera has killed 200 people in the west African nation of Cameroon, the government said Thursday, and aid agencies feared the outbreak could spread to neighboring regions and nations.

Scores die of cholera in Cameroonupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 05:45:00

More than 100 people have died of cholera in Cameroon, according to Joseph Beti Assomo, a regional governor.

Disease fears in West Africa after heavy floodingupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 07:35:00

After weeks of torrential rain and flooding in West Africa, humanitarian aid agencies on the ground fear an outbreak of diseases like malaria and cholera.

U.N. official: Zimbabwe's woes 'pose signficant challenge'updated: Wed Aug 19 2009 16:02:00

The "humanitarian situation remains serious" in Zimbabwe amid cholera, starvation and a continuing economic crisis, a United Nations official said Wednesday at a World Humanitarian Day ceremony in Harare.

Zimbabwe faces new cholera crisisupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 08:58:00

The worst cholera outbreak in Africa in 15 years has killed more than 4,000 Zimbabweans, and the crisis threatens to worsen when the rainy season hits, the U.N. Children's Fund said Thursday.

Zimbabwe cholera epidemic worseningupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 12:42:00

The political crisis that has gripped Zimbabwe for nearly a year may be drawing to an end, but a deadly cholera outbreak there is only getting worse.

Zimbabwe cholera cases pass 60,000updated: Fri Jan 30 2009 13:40:00

More than 60,000 people have now been infected with cholera in Zimbabwe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cholera in beleaguered Zimbabwe out of controlupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 12:28:00

More than 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe, according to World Health Organization figures released Wednesday, seeming to confirm health experts' concerns that the disease is not yet under control.

Zimbabwe cholera death toll nears 3000updated: Tue Jan 27 2009 13:33:00

The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is now approaching 3,000, the World Health Organization says.

Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe cholera crisis 'man-made'updated: Thu Jan 22 2009 07:33:00

Zimbabwe's opposition leader called the cholera outbreak in his country a "man-made crisis," as new figures released Thursday showed the death toll had soared to more than 2,700.

Cholera: 10 killer factsupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:31:00

Cholera is caused by becoming infected with a bacterium called vibrio cholera. It's a disease that affects the bowels and in its most severe form is characterized by acute watery diarrhoea that can lead to immediate death through severe dehydration and kidney failure.

Cholera deaths near 2,000 in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:30:00

Deaths in Zimbabwe related to the cholera epidemic are approaching 2,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, and close to 40,000 people have been affected by the preventable water-borne disease.

Zimbabwe cholera death toll nears 500updated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:36:00

Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has killed nearly 500 people, according to the World Health Organization.

Zimbabweans ill and dying from cholera crossing borderupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:27:00

Doctors worry about the woman sitting on a bed inside the large tent, an IV in her arm. Chipo Matewe, 23, is eight months pregnant and stricken with cholera.

Desperation up close in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:26:00

A child cries from hunger, but no tears come from her swollen eyes.

Zimbabwe: More than 15,000 have choleraupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:21:00

Nearly 775 people have died in Zimbabwe from the recent cholera outbreak, an official from the World Health Organization said Wednesday, refuting the government's claim that the situation is under control.

U.N.: Zimbabwe cholera deaths nearly 1,000updated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:19:00

The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is approaching 1,000, according to U.N. figures published Monday.

WHO: 60,000 at risk of cholera in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:16:00

Up to 60,000 people in Zimbabwe could be infected with cholera if the epidemic worsens, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: Cholera is genocide by UKupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:13:00

The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe is approaching 1,000, according to U.N. figures published Monday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 978 people have died and 18,413 suspected cases have been recorded. U.N. figures have been compiled since August.

Zimbabwe cholera deaths pass 1,000updated: Thu Dec 18 2008 09:54:00

The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe has passed 1,000, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Mugabe 'needs to go,' U.S. saysupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 10:13:00

President Robert Mugabe is "out of touch" with the magnitude of the cholera crisis gripping his country and should step down, the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe said Thursday.

Malnutrition bites in desperate Zimbabweupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 05:40:00

A child cries from hunger, but no tears come from her swollen eyes.

Mugabe under fire to resignupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 16:27:00

As cholera kills hundreds in Zimbabwe, calls increase for President Robert Mugabe to resign. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.

Zimbabwe: West caused cholera crisisupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 16:27:00

A Zimbabwean government spokesman on Tuesday claimed "the cholera situation is under control" and argued the West not only caused the health crisis but is using it as an excuse for military intervention.

Can they outrun cholera?updated: Sun Dec 07 2008 18:51:00

Some Zimbabwean refugees who crossed into South Africa to escape a cholera outbreak still faced illness and disease.

Capital lacks clean water, cholera kills hundreds in Zimbabweupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 14:36:00

Almost 12,000 people have contracted cholera since August in Zimbabwe, and the outbreak threatens to grow more dire -- and deadly -- because the nation can't pay for chemicals to treat water or for doctors to treat victims.

Zimbabwe govt. sued over cholera outbreakupdated: Sat Nov 29 2008 05:52:00

A group of Zimbabwean citizens are taking a government department to court for failing to provide them with adequate and safe drinking water as the country's cholera-related death toll nears 400.

Carter: Cholera-, inflation-ridden Zimbabwe 'a basket case'updated: Wed Nov 26 2008 15:44:00

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday that Zimbabwe is in shambles and warned that deaths from starvation and a cholera outbreak threaten to surge with the rainy season approaching.

Congo rebels not honoring cease-fire, official saysupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 19:45:00

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not honoring a cease-fire and have been killing dozens of soldiers and even civilians, a government official said Sunday.

Time.com: A Drug to End Drug Addictionupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 15:00:00

An experimental vaccine may help cocaine addicts break the cycle of dependency. Other addiction vaccines could follow

Deadly cholera threatens Iraq's childrenupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 12:29:00

Cholera deaths at a Baghdad orphanage and deteriorating water and sewage systems are spurring fears of a larger outbreak of the killer disease, the United Nations children's agency said.

Death toll hits 12 as cholera spreads in Iraqupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 12:06:00

A 40-year-old woman who lived in the southern Baghdad outskirts has died of cholera, the 12th death in Iraq from a recent outbreak of the disease, an Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

U.N. reports cholera outbreak in northern Iraq updated: Thu Aug 30 2007 04:54:00

More than 2,000 Iraqis in the northern part of the country have contracted cholera, U.N. officials say, citing local authorities.

Fortune: PROBLEM NO. 4: DIRTY WATERupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 00:01:00

THE BACKGROUND More than a billion people lack access to drinkable water. Theirs is teeming with bacteria and viruses or polluted with raw sewage. The result: Nearly 5,000 children die each day fro...

Business 2.0: Problem no. 5: Dirty waterupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 15:17:00

The background: More than a billion people lack access to drinkable water. Theirs is teeming with bacteria and viruses or polluted with raw sewage. The result: Nearly 5,000 children die each day from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid. The economic impact is also staggering: $170 billion in losses from water-related illnesses.

Officials: Chemicals bigger concern than choleraupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 18:31:00

Despite reporting five deaths from a bacteria-caused illness, public health officials said Tuesday they are more concerned about the possibility of toxic chemicals in the water covering New Orleans than they are about a cholera outbreak.

Fortune: How disease evolvesupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

BACK WHEN HE WAS A GRAD STUDENT IN 1977, Paul Ewald came down with an intestinal bug. He'd been doing research at the University of Washington at Seattle on the social behavior of sparrows. But the...

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