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China battles disease threat after mudslides

Disease has become the main threat to the survivors of last week’s mudslides in Gansu province in China, as rescue workers continue to try to contain the disaster. There was a brief respite yesterday for rescue workers trawling through the

20 million affected by Pakistan floods

Pakistan says 20 million people have been affected by devastating floods, six million more than previously thought, as the United Nations confirmed the first case of cholera in the country. The number of people affected had generally been counted at

Cholera strikes amid Pakistani flood disaster

SUKKUR, Pakistan – The deadly, waterborne disease cholera has surfaced in flood-ravaged Pakistan, the U.N. confirmed Saturday, adding to the misery of 20 million people the government says have been made homeless by the disaster. A fresh surge of floodwater

Pakistan 2.5 million affected, 1,500 killed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Fears were growing Monday about outbreaks of disease among 2.5 million people affected by Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years after monsoon rains killed up to 1,500 people in the northwest. Unprecedented rains triggered floods and

New cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cases in rural east of country raise fears of repeat of recent epidemic that killed more than 4,000 people. Cholera is spread through infected water. Cholera has returned to Zimbabwe amid fears of a repeat of the recent epidemic that

5 million Zimbabweans face starvation

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) — 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. The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe resulted in