RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

UK Swine Flu: 300 in Intensive Care

More than 300 people are in intensive care with flu in England, Government figures have shown. It is unclear how many of the 302 patients have swine flu but they are thought to be in the majority.

Haiti Cholera Deaths Exceed 2,350

Port-au-Prince — A total of 2,350 people have died and 104,614 have been sickened so far in the cholera epidemic besieging Haiti since mid-October, authorities said yesterday. According to figures supplied by the Public Health and Population Ministry, in the

UK: 10 Die of Swine Flu in 6 Weeks

HEALTH chiefs are urging people to get the flu jab after 10 adults in the UK died from swine virus in the last six weeks. The Health Protection Agency have confirmed that the deaths were in adults under 65 and

Polio Outbreak in Congo Kills 200

Brazzaville — The number of people killed by an outbreak of wild polio virus in the Republic of Congo has reached 200, officials said, as the second of three rounds of mass vaccination began. “The first phase was a great

Haiti Cholera Death Toll Tops 2,000

More than 2,000 people have died from Haiti’s cholera outbreak and almost 90,000 cases have been recorded, the latest health ministry figures show. More than six weeks after Haiti’s first cholera outbreak in more than a century erupted in late

Haiti Blames Cholera on Witchcraft

A total of 140 people have died of cholera in recent days in south-western Haiti, a region that had been largely spared the epidemic that has killed more than 1,880 people since mid-October, medical sources said. “We have had a

One Million Cholera Cases in Haiti

While the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) asserted today that Haiti’s cholera epidemic is now “less lethal,” with a smaller percentage of cases dying today than at the start of the epidemic, a different, and probably more accurate view, comes

Haiti Cholera Death Toll Tops 1,600

AFP – The death toll from Haiti’s cholera epidemic rose to 1,603 on Thursday, up from 1,415 just two days previously, according to the health ministry. The outbreak has infected 69,776 people since it was first detected in mid-October, of

Bird Flu Hits Canada Turkey Farm

WINNIPEG — A turkey farm in Manitoba has been quarantined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after several birds tested positive for an H5 strain of bird flu, officials said Wednesday. Provincial officials stressed there is no evidence it is

Riots in Haiti as Cholera Spreads

Clashes between rival political factions left two people dead in Haiti as growing violence and a raging cholera epidemic threatened to derail key post-quake elections. The victims were shot dead late on Monday in Beaumont, a small town in south-western

Papua New Guinea Cholera Kills 100

Australian authorities in Papua New Guinea say up to 100 people may have died as the country’s latest cholera outbreak continues to spread. The Federal Government has pledged $500,000 to help fight the outbreak on Daru Island in the country’s

Haiti Death Toll Rises to 1,344

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — 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. The announcement came as international health officials predicted that the scale

2 Bird Flu Deaths in Jakarta

Jakarta. Indonesian health authorities confirmed two people died of bird flu in August and September, bringing the death toll from the disease to seven so far this year. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, the Health Ministry’s director general for disease control and

Anti-UN Cholera Riots in Haiti

Clashes have erupted between United Nations forces and hundreds of stone-throwing Haitians in Port-au-Prince after unrest targeting peacekeepers blamed for the cholera outbreak spread to the capital. There had been fears violence could break out after protest organisers called a

Bird Flu Lands in Hong Kong

A woman in Hong Kong is seriously ill in hospital with bird flu – the first human case of the disease to be diagnosed in the territory since 2003. Officials said the 59-year-old fell ill shortly after returning from a

Haiti Cholera Riot Leaves 2 Dead

Haiti. Two men were killed Monday in northern Haiti in clashes with United Nations peacekeepers, as anger turned to violence over a cholera outbreak that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives, officials said. The body of a 20-year-old man was found