Typhoid News 2016

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Doctors say Harare residents should sue council over typhoid outbreak
December 31, 2016
New Zimbabwe

  • The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights suggested that Harare residents affected by typhoid should sue the city council
  • Placed blame for typhoid outbreak on council’s history of disconnecting water and being slow to fix burst sewage pipes

Damascus water shortage risks pandemic
December 31, 2016
Digital Journal

  • The lack of water in Syria is forcing the population to drink substandard water, raising fears of diseases like typhoid and cholera

Harare residents blast council
December 31, 2016
The Herald

  • Residents have blamed the Harare city council for the typhoid resurgence, saying that the lack of basic services like garbage collection and clean water have encouraged the spread of diseases

Typhoid outbreak confirmed
December 30, 2016
Daily News

  • At least 39 suspected cases of typhoid fever have been reported in Harare, with one death so far

Zimbabwe: 2,160 Typhoid Cases Reported Nationally
December 30, 2016
The Herald

  • Over two thousand suspected cases of typhoid in Zimbabwe as of December 18
  • A thirteen year old girl, Ivy Makwara, died of typhoid on Christmas Day

Council struggles to collect garbage
December 30, 2016
The Herald

  • In Harare, which is battling a typhoid outbreak, 25 out of 48 garbage collection trucks are out of service due to fuel shortages and mechanical faults
  • Faulty garbage collection in Harare has led to residents creating their own dumps, which facilitate the spread of disease

Ministry warns of disease outbreak in flood region
December 21, 2016
Relief Web

  • The Ministry of Health in Vietnam issued a warning of disease outbreaks due to prolonged flooding

Scientists develop oral vaccine against salmonella
December 21, 2016
CTV News

  • American researchers have developed a vaccine against salmonella, which can be administered orally and is effective against non-typhoidal salmonellosis

Uganda: Serving as Health Promoter in a Slum
December 20, 2016
The Monitor

  • Profile of a health promoter in an Ugandan slum, where malaria and typhoid is common due to poor sanitary conditions

Umguza sewage discharge time bomb
December 19, 2016

  • The Environmental Management Agency of Zimbabwe has called the continued discharge of raw effluent into the Umguza River by the Bulawayo City Council a “potential time bomb” for the spread of diseases like typhoid

Partners join forces to improve wastewater management and sanitation in Africa
December 16, 2016

  • The African Development Bank, UN Environment and GRID-Arendal are working together to assess management of wastewater and its impact on human health and environment

During training, prison wardens focus on practicalities of improving the system
December 14, 2016
Myanmar Times

  • Human rights training for Myanmar prisons focuses on fixing abuse and corruption in prisons.
  • Typhoid and other hygiene-related diseases are common in Myanmar prisons

Bajura health facilities under acute drugs shortage
December 13, 2016
The Himalayan Times

  • State-owned health facilities in Bajura, Nepal, are running short of government-pledged medicines.
  • Patients suffering from complaints like diarrhea and typhoid have increased, but have to be referred to private clinics

Ndirande chiefs learn typhoid fever testing, diagnosis
December 13, 2016
MW Nation

  • Traditional leaders from Ndirande Township in Malawi visited Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust laboratory to learn about the process of typhoid fever testing
  • Important to involve communities in typhoid research

Donkeys help increase access to medicine in Haiti
December 13, 2016
Relief Web

  • Due to road damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Heart to Heart Haiti is using donkeys to get to patients, making it possible to see a total of 1,396 people with malaria, typhoid and respiratory tract infections

Call to improve Pakistan’s public healthcare coverage
December 11, 2016
Daily Times

  • Experts urged Pakistan to improve the country’s public healthcare coverage, and provide clean potable water and proper sanitation to eliminate diseases like typhoid
  • An effective vaccination program would save the country billions of rupees in treatment

Mrs Buhari inaugurates borehole in Mpape community
December 9, 2016
Guardian Nigeria

  • The President’s wife inaugurated a borehole in the Mpape community in hopes that it will provide potable water
  • The chief of the village said that his village had suffered from typhoid fever for a long time

IAP Launches Immunisation Drive in City
December 7, 2016
The Hindu

  • The Indian Academy of Paediatrics launched “Immunise Kochi” campaign on Tuesday
  • Special initiative to immunize all children under ten. Would also focus on creating awareness on communicable diseases like dengue, malaria and typhoid

Lagos is Burning
December 2, 2016
US News and World Report

  • The government of Lagos, Nigeria has burned and demolished the large waterfront slum of Otodo Gbame, rendering thirty-thousand people homeless. Reported consequences include typhoid from a lack of potable water and sanitation

Water crisis severely affecting beverage, dairy industries
December 2, 2016
News Day

  • The Bulawayo City Council has implemented a water-rationing program due to the current drought in Zimbabwe, which has caused outbreaks of typhoid and other waterborne diseases



$439,000 for Researching Typhoid
November 29, 2016
Otago Daily Times

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given researchers at the Otago University Center for International Health, headed by John Crump, a grant for researching typhoid
  • This will enable Crump and collaborators to study severe typhoid fever in northern Tanzania

The world’s emergency service
November 24, 2016
Financial Times Seasonal Appeal 2016: Medecins Sans Frontieres

  • Typhoid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo highlighted in the Financial Times’ seasonal appeal for MSF

Uganda: Parliamentary Committee Closes Blue Wave Mineral Water Factory
November 23, 2016
All Africa

  • A bottled water factory has been shut down for failing to meet health quality standards to avoid causing diseases such as cholera and typhoid

Is Marondera Town Now a ‘Fading’ Picture?
Zim News

  • Residents in Marondera are living in fear of typhoid since neighbors have turned open spaces in the city to a dumping ground

Sindh’s Polluted Waters
November 22, 2016
The Nation

  • Water in Sindh, Pakistan shows high levels of contamination. This editorial urges immediate action before outbreaks of typhoid, cholera and waterborne diseases spread.

Typhoid Outbreak Hits Masvingo
November 21, 2016

  • Four patients were admitted with typhoid to a hospital in the city of Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Officials suspect the outbreak has been caused by lack of proper water treatment facilities

Rains: Government issues health alert
November 18, 2016
New Vision

  • The Director General of Health Services, Prof. Anthony Mbonye, cautioned that heavy roads could cause upsurges in diseases like typhoid

Asian countries pledge to overcome antimicrobial resistance
November 15, 2016
Biospectrum Asia

  • Representatives from countries in Asia and the Pacific have pledged to take immediate action to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • FAO-OIE-WHO have agreed to pursue a ‘One Health’ approach that aims to fight AMR and other common and emerging threats to all lifeforms

Experts urge cautious use of antibiotics
November 15, 2016

  • Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections will kill 300 million people worldwide by 2050 as the misuse of antibiotics is leading to antibiotic resistance around the world
  • Experts ask practitioners to avoid over-prescribing antibiotics

Beware Typhoid
November 14, 2016
Harare News

  • Typhoid outbreak cooling down; just two cases in Harare on October 27
  • Medical reports of typhoid patients in Northern suburbs
  • Harare’s erratic water supply and degraded sewage system are root cause of typhoid and cholera

Organization Pushes for Sustainable Solutions to Cholera, Typhoid
November 12, 2016
The Haitian Times

  • Haitian organization Community2Community wants to tackle the lack of proper infrastructure that allowed cholera and typhoid to spread after Hurricane Matthew

Expert Calls on Medical Personnel to Conduct Test Before Treatment
November 11, 2016

  • Nigerians advised to stop blanket treatment of fevers as malaria or typhoid as the wrong drug choise can cause complications

UM Vaccine Center to Spread the Word About Typhoid Fever Treatment
November 10, 2016
The Baltimore Sun

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development has been awarded $36.9 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote vaccines for typhoid fever
  • The money will go towards the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium

Whawha prisoners moved after hail destruction
November 9, 2016
Nehanda Radio

  • Rumors of a typhoid outbreak at Whawha Prison in Zimbabwe after destruction by a hailstorm were dismissed by officials

Researcher bemoans increase in typhoid cases
November 7, 2016
MW Nation

  • Chisomo Msefula of the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme researchers has said outbreaks of typhoid have increased since 2010

Coronation Hospital docs referring patients to private clinics for basic tests
November 7, 2016
Times of India

  • Deen Dayal Hospital, or Coronation Hospital, is running out of typhoid testing kits and doctors are allegedly referring patients to private clinics

Rise in cases of typhoid, fever at Bhojpur Hospital
November 4, 2016
The Himalayan Times

  • Surge in patients in Bhojpur, Nepal after eating street food at festivals

Be wary of typhoid
November 4, 2016
Zimbabwe Daily

  • The Minister of Health and Child Care of Zimbabwe, Dr. David Parirenyatwa has issued an alert for typhoid fever

Why Antibiotics Are Not Working
November 2, 2016
National Mirror

  • Growing antibiotic resistance in West Africa in common infections like typhoid

Typhoid Cases Reduce in Neno
November 1, 2016
MW Nation

  • Neno, Malawi has been seeing a reduction in infectious cases



Bulawayo on cholera, typhoid alert
October 30, 2016
Bulawayo 24 News

  • Bulawayo City Council in Zimbabwe is on alert for a possible outbreak of cholera and typhoid amid water shortages

Alert! Typhoid is back
October 28, 2016
Bangalore Mirror

  • The number of typhoid cases in Bengaluru has risen this year
  • Doctors believe the higher number of cases is due to a reliance on tanker water

Zimbabwe faces ‘a national health crisis’ as lack of drugs worsens spread of cholera and typhoid
October 27, 2016
International Business Times

  • Acute shortage of medicines in Zimbabwe is aggravating a typhoid and cholera outbreak
  • More than 60 new cases reported in three provinces this week
  • Legislators are urging President Mugabe to declare a national health crisis

Typhoid outbreak hits Zimbabwe’s three provinces
October 27, 2016
Cape Talk

  • 60 new cases of typhoid reported in three provinces
  • Outbreak likely caused by drought. Dams have been decommissioned in Bulawayo due to low water levels

Disease fears as Kirinyaga Towns Hit by Water Shortage
Daily Nation
October 24, 2016

  • Acute water shortage raises fears of disease in Krinyaga County, Kenya
  • Residents say that outbreak of typhoid is likely

Zimbabwe: Govt Issues Cholera, Typhoid Alert
October 22, 2016

  • Cholera and typhoid alert issued in Zimbabwe
  • Harare confirms 60 cases of typhoid so far, three cases confirmed in Mutare and Masvingo
  • Water rationing schedule forcing residents to turn to bush toilets or shallow wells

Health crisis looms in Kilifi as drought bites
Daily Nation
October 19, 2016

  • Residents of Kilifi County, Kenya complain of increasing cases of diarrhea and typhoid in the wake of prolonged drought
  • 200,000 facing starvation, forced to dream contaminated water

Vector-borne infections on the rise in city
The Hindu
October 19, 2016

  • Slight increase in typhoid cases in Hyderabad along with vector-borne and other infections caused by heavy rains

‘Declare health emergency’
The Hans India
October 19, 2016

  • Demands for a declaration of health emergency in Khammam in Telegana, India
  • Shortage of beds and doctors for people suffering from dengue and typhoid
  • Reports of 10,700 typhoid cases

Typhoid Kills Pupil in Redcliff
October 18, 2016

  • A student has died in Redcliff, Zimbabwe, after there were two confirmed cases three weeks ago
  • Redcliff has been having serious water supply problems due to debts on the water bill

Aid organizations with Sarnia connections are moving to help Haitians in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
Sarnia Observer
October 18, 2016

  • Aid agencies are stockpiling medicine and supplies in anticipation of a typhoid outbreak
  • “Because we know that typhoid will follow the hurricane”

Typhoid outbreak at high school
Bulawayo 24 News
October 17, 2016

  • Two female students at Centenary High School in Zimbabwe diagnosed with typhoid
  • Allegations of an entire outbreak of typhoid at the school
  • Second outbreak of typhoid in six months
  • Locals blame the local water source

25 tribal students fall sick after dinner, food poisoning
October 17, 2016

  • 25 students at a government-run ashram school for tribal students got ill from food poisoning
  • 17 were discharged after their condition improved. The remaining 8 remain hospitalized and have been diagnosed with typhoid.

Zim runs dry
Daily News
October 16, 2016

  • El Nino-induced drought is drying up dams across Zimbabwe
  • Activists are calling on the government to declare the water situation a national emergency
  • People drinking from unprotected water sources, putting them at risk of typhoid

Global Genomic Framework for Typhoid
Holt Lab
October 12, 2016

  • Study looks as typhoid subclades other than H58 in order to study local populations of typhoid

Hundreds of Displaced Daraa Residents Living in Abandoned Cow Barn: ‘We’re Not Living Like Human Beings”
Syria Direct
October 11, 2016

  • Displaced Syrian families are living in a barn, fear the spread of typhoid

Disease outbreak alert
The Fiji Times Online
October 11, 2016

  • The Fijian Ministry of Health is on alert for an expected increase of typhoid as a long dry season continues
  • Encouraging community members to boil drinking water and follow proper hygiene

Typhoid Outbreak Hits Redcliff
News Day
October 7, 2016

  • Two confirmed typhoid cases in Redcliff, a high-density suburb of Rutendo, Zimbabwe
  • Attributed to acute shortage of water due to city’s inability to pay water supply bill

Typhoid Kills Three in Takoradi
Modern Ghana
October 5, 2016

  • Three people are dead from typhoid in Takoradi, Ghana, out of 43 infected
  • In 2016, about 147 people infected but no deaths before this
  • Children being educated on handwashing

Lusaka Suffering From Sanitation Crisis-Deputy Mayor
Lusaka Times
October 5, 2016

  • The deputy mayor of Lusaka, Zambia, said that a sanitation crisis was claiming lives through annual cholera, typhoid and dysentery outbreaks
  • Many residents, particularly in the densely populated peri-urban, use unsafe shared latrines
  • The water supply of Lusaka is unusually prone to contamination

Joining the NCD Fight
The Fiji Times
October 1, 2016

  • A contestant for Miss Rakiraki (district in Fiji) has chosen the platform of preventing communicable diseases


Garissa Locals Fear Outbreak of Waterbourne Diseases Following Persistent Drought
September 30, 2016

  • An ongoing drought in Garissa, Kenya have forced locals to use every available water source, whether dirty or clean
  • Calls for the government to come to their aid

Two Dirty Restaurants in Bangsar Closed
Astro Awani
September 29, 2016

  • Two restaurants closed for 48 offenses, including failure to vaccinate workers against typhoid

Seasonal Fever Cases on the Rise in City
The Times of India
September 29, 2016

  • 30-40 percent increase in cases of seasonal fever in the last three weeks including typhoid in Visakhapatnam

Typhoid outbreak hits Zalewa
MW Nation
September 27, 2016

  • Ministry of Health of Malawi confirmed a typhoid outbreak in Zalewa and linked it to the outbreak in Malosa, Zomba this July
  • No immediate statistics on number of cases

Cordillera typhoid incidence rises
The Standard
September 26, 2016

  • 56 percent increase in the number of typhoid fever cases from January to September this year compared to last year in Cordillera, Phillipines

As population rises, Uttar Pradesh’s healthcare system collapses
Financial Express
September 22, 2016

  • In Uttar Pradesh, the number of public health centres (PHCs), the frontline of the government’s healthcare system, decreased 8 per cent over the last 15 years to 2015, a period when the state’s population increased by more than 25 per cent
  • UP contributed to the largest share of almost all communicable and non-communicable disease deaths, including 48 per cent of all typhoid deaths

UN Adopts Declaration on Anti-Microbial Resistance
Medical Xpress
September 21, 2016

  • World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration
  • Recognizes the size of the problem and encourages countries to develop plans to cut back on antibiotic use, make better use of vaccines and fund development of new drugs

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance
UN News Centre
September 21, 2016

  • World meeting to turn attention to antimicrobial resistance
  • Multidrug-resistant typhoid in Africa used as an example
  • AMR puts the SDGs in jeopardy
  • Countries called for better use of existing, cost-effective tools for preventing infections in humans and animals, including immunization, safe water and sanitation, and good hygiene in hospitals and animal husbandry
  • Called for new incentives for investment in research, and development of new, effective and affordable medicines, rapid diagnostic tests, and other important therapies to replace those that are losing their power

Chingola Typhoid outbreak contained
The Independent Observer
September 21, 2016

  • Outbreak of typhoid in Chingola District, Zambia is now under control
  • Ministry carrying out chlorination of wells and encouraging community to boil drinking water

Taiwan: Salmonella outbreak, dengue fever and the 1st enterovirus death
Outbreak News Today
September 21, 2016

  • More than 140 cases of Salmonella linked to roast duck in Taiwan

30 medical teams to tour villages
The Hans India
September 20, 2016

  • 30 medical teams have been established to control diseases like malaria and typhoid in the West Godavari District
  • Will tour villages, create hygiene awareness, and provide medical treatment.

Andra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu declares ‘war’ against contagious diseases
The Indian Express
September 20, 2016

  • Aim to completely wipe out nine contagious diseases including malaria, dengue, chikungunya, diarrhea, typhoid, swine flu
  • Awareness rallies September 24th
  • Teams of doctors, nurses, and officials will conduct a door-to-door campaign to supply medical kits and spread education on hygiene

Piped water going to homes not fit for drinking, tests find
The Times of India
September 15, 2016

  • Water supplied to 174 areas (15%) of city is unsafe for drinking; contains insufficient chlorine to kill harmful bacteria
  • Officials are recommending that people boil water at home
  • Unauthorised colonies near villages and on outskirts of city extract water illegally from the pipeline, which pollutes the water inside

Emraan Takes Ill After He Goes Ghost Hunting
Mumbai Mirror
September 15, 2016

  • Bollywood actor rumored to be down with typhoid after going ghost hunting

Polluted water causing fever, typhoid
The Himalayan Times
September 11, 2016

  • Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal confirmed that polluted water had caused sudden typhoid outbreak in nearby villages

Seasonal patients up in Damauli Hospital
The Himalayan Times
September 11, 2016

  • 50 percent influx in patients suffering from typhoid, viral fever, diarrhea and pneumonia

Another child dies in Tiruvallur, fever toll up to 8
The Times of India
September 12, 2016

  • Three-year-old girl dead of typhoid in Tiruvallur
  • Eighth death of a child from the district since mid-August

Why are we mapping garbage spots in Bengaluru?
Citizen Matters in Bangalore
September 9, 2016

  • Open mapping project to map garbage spots where waste management in Bangalore has failed
  • Nearly 200 spots, two weeks into project

Uganda: Experts to Investigate Reported Typhoid Fever Outbreak in Lira
The Monitor
September 8, 2016

  • Several patients have been treated for typhoid in private health facilities
  • Surveillance system in Lira has not yet detected any outbreak

Five hospitals research mgt of typhoid perforation
Graphic Online
September 9, 2016

  • Study on reducing post-operative mortality rates for surgical treatment for typhoid perforation being conducted in Ghana
  • According to Professor Seth Debrah, West Africa has a perforation rate of 33 percent

Experts warn against drinking unpackaged drinking water
The Times of India
September 6, 2016

  • Doctors warn consuming untreated water can cause waterborne diseases
  • Most unpackaged drinking water comes from groundwater, which is often contaminated with sewage

Malawi sees spike in cholera and typhoid cases
Anglican Ink
September 6, 2016

  • St Luke’s College of Nursing reopened after officials declared it clear of typhoid

Panic in Bijnor village as 75 people down with fever
The Times of India
September 6, 2016

  • Cases of dengue, viral fever and typhoid in Rawana Shikarpur village rise drastically
  • Nine deaths in past ten days, 75 sick

Refuse collection set to improve
The Herald
September 5, 2016

  • Zimbabwean government has entered a public-private partnership to create an effective waste management system
  • Ineffective waste collection has exposed urban residents to outbreaks of diseases like typhoid

Community exposed to diseases following disconnection of water supply
September 5, 2016

  • Communities living around the Kiogoro ward in Kisii, Kenya exposed to diseases after being disconnected from water supply
  • Some residents have complained of typhoid and other diarrheal diseases

Sudan: Disease Rife in North Darfur Camps
All Africa
September 2, 2016

  • A coordinator of the Sortony camp in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, has called for urgent medical intervention. There have been several deaths from diseases brought on by rainy season including typhoid.
  • In El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 45 medical staff have been dismissed by the state government for striking for their withheld wages


A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a global assessment
Relief Web
August 30, 2016

  • New report by the UN Environment Programme
  • Pathogen and organic pollution rises in more than 50% of river stretches in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Asia hit hardest by rise in severe pathogen pollution.
  • Up to 323 million people on three continents at risk of infection from pathogens in water

Jalandhar’s Wariana dump makes locals’ life hell
Hindustan Times
August 26, 2016

  • Villagers living near unattended dump
  • At least one member of each household suffering from typhoid

Typhoid outbreak confirmed
The Fiji Times
August 26, 2016

  • Outbreak of typhoid following Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston
  • Reports from villages in Tailevu and Macuata, as well as the Naduri area

Typhoid and fever cases up in Ramechhap
The Himalayan Times
August 25, 2016

  • Hundreds of typhoid and fever cases in Ramechhap District
  • Most drinking water contaminated with fecal coliform

Two kids die of mysterious fever in Shirur
Times of India
August 24, 2016

  • Two children have died and 90 villagers sickened by a “mysterious fever”. 80% of cases are under the age of 15
  • 4 samples have tested positive for typhoid. Others tested positive for tick-borne rickettsial infections and influenza.

Tiruvallur villages sitting on time bomb of diseases
Times of India
August 23, 2016

  • Contaminated water and open drains caused 100 fever cases, including two diagnosed cases of typhoid, and four deaths
  • “Quacks” made the situation worse

New types of African Salmonella associated with lethal infection
Science Daily
August 22, 2016

  • Two novel African types of Salmonella Enteritidis genetically different from Western type
  • Showed resistance to many antibiotics and behaved slightly differently

Over 1.5 lakh fall sick due to water-borne viral fevers
The Hans India
August 22, 2016

  • 157,445 people admitted to government hospitals due to viral fevers
  • 6,716 treated for typhoid

School closes for 20 days after viral fever spreads
Tribune India
August 19, 2016

  • Large number of viral fever and typhoid cases reported at prestigious St. George’s College in Mussoorie
  • The boarding school has been closed for 20 days, and students asked for prepare for exams (September 5) at home

Harare declared typhoid free
Daily News
August 19, 2016

  • Harare, Zimbabwe has gone two incubation periods (six weeks) without a reported case of typhoid.
  • The water and sanitation situation in Harare caused a resurface of typhoid, which had struck 1,175 in a 2011 outbreak.

With monsoon, cases of typhoid, jaundice double
The Times of India
August 18, 2016

  • In Thane, India, typhoid cases have doubled for more children and adults
  • City doctors report that they are seeing children as young as two in large numbers for the first time

Viral fever patients on rise in Palpa
Kathmandu Post
August 18, 2016

  • Doctors in Palpa are seeing an “abrupt influx” of patients with viral fevers and typhoid
  • 100-150 patients daily coming to the hospital

Typhoid, cholera cases rise
The Times of India
August 18, 2016

  • Typhoid cases in Pune, India are higher this year
  • 147 cases on typhoid in 2016 so far vs 123 at this time in 2015

In Pakistan’s Sindh province, residents don’t have access to clean drinking water
August 16, 2016

  • Figures show that only 50% of Pakistan’s population has access to drinking water and only 15% to sanitation
  • According to World Wide Fund for Nature, 20% to 40% of patients in hospitals are suffering from water-related diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and hepatitis also 1/3 of all deaths are attributed to these diseases

Sudan: Blue Nile Refugees in Living Rough
August 14, 2016

  • At the South Sudanese Yousef Batel Camp, a camp for Sudanese refugees, torrential rains have caused the camp to become a mud bath and cases of malaria, typhoid, and pulmonary infections have spread amongst the refugees
  • The food rations have been reduced causing many children to be malnourished and the schools in the camp have closed because people are keeping their children in the shelters because of the flood pools

Viral fever: Kids, elderly more at risk
The Times of India
August 12, 2016

  • In Patna, many people are falling ill with viral fever and people with other ailments are more at risk
  • Doctors reported a spurt in typhoid cases but say that the disease is typically not linked to this season as much as viral fever, but contaminated road water enters the drinking water pipes leading to infection when humans drink the contaminated water

No. of typhoid cases rising every month
Times of India
August 09, 2016

  • In Indore, the rains have led to a spurt in typhoid cases and the number of cases are continuously increasing every month this year
  • A small number of patients have been admitted with dengue and malaria, but dozens of patients, mostly elders and immune-compromised patients, are admitted with viral illness and typhoid

County may stop giving immunizations for international travel
The Wichita Eagle
August 09, 2016

  • A new proposed budget for the Sedgwick County health department in Kansas would stop providing vaccines for diseases like yellow fever and typhoid prior to international travel
  • The County manager says this would allow the health department to focus on more important services, but many international travelers are concerned about the decreased access to the vaccinations

Fevers in monsoon can be deceptive, warn docs
The Hindu
August 09, 2016

  • The Indian Medical Association (IMA) issued an advisory that fevers during monsoon have very similar symptoms, and no antibiotics should be started unless the diagnosis of typhoid is confirmed
  • The Delhi government is also requiring a prescription for the sale of aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac group medicines to prevent the misuse of drugs during this time

19 die in epidemics, Khandu calls for containing situation
The Sentinel
August 08, 2016

  • 19 people have died in the Chongkhow village from diseases like dysentery, fever, typhoid, and jaundice between June and August
  • The Chief Minister Khandu has issued a medical team and told the district administration to ensure precautionary measures for containing further spread of the disease

Killer superbugs on the rise
August 08, 2016

  • Superbugs continue to develop due to the abuse of antibiotics by society and they are a threat to the global wellbeing
  • If the abuse of antibiotics is continued, drug-resistant and deadly forms of tuberculosis, typhoid, syphilis, and diphtheria could wipe out millions

Dr KC leads medical team at flood-hit Saptari village to treat sick
The Kathmandu Post
August 07, 2016

  • A medical team led by Dr Govinda KC was sent to the Tilathi village in Saptari to treat people affected by communicable diseases as a result of the flood, many of whom could not receive adequate medical treatment at local health facilities
  • In Gulariya, the spread of viral fever and typhoid have not been controlled and the number of cases is on the rise

Food Safety Issues rise in Colombo
the Sunday Times
August 07, 2016

  • More investigation on food safety has begun after a CMC Public Health Department worker was admitted to the hospital with both dengue and typhoid fever
  • The underground water in Colombo in polluted and many food services including five-star restaurants use underground water to save money, constant checks are needed at food services to ensure food safety

Viral fever cases up in Tanahu
My Republica
August 02, 2016

  • About 150 to 200 patients visit Damauli District Hospital’s outpatient department in a day, over 100 are viral fever, common cold, or typhoid patients
  • Outside of monsoon season, these numbers are typically 40 to 60 patients

The journey to end human waste woes may be coming to an end
Standard Media
August 02, 2016

  • A Kenyan social enterprise has begun providing toilets to home that lack proper sanitation in order to prevent disease like typhoid and cholera
  • They are currently serving over 400 people with the portable, plumbing-free toilets

Rise in waterborne diseases
The New Indian Express
August 01, 2016

  • A lack of precautionary measures by administration has led to over 576 malaria, 20 dengue, 250 typhoid and 350 diarrhea cases in the Khammam district
  • The water supplied through pipelines to the villages are leaking and contaminates are mixing into the drinking water

Beware of infections, caution doctors
The Hindu
August 01, 2016

  • Due to flooding, people are at an increased risk of waterborne diseases like such as cholera, typhoid and gastroenteritis
  • Doctors are advising people in Begaluru to boil their water people drinking it in over to avoid infection

North grapples with diseases as water recedes
The Daily Star
August 01, 2016

  • Much of the flood water is beginning to recede in the northern district of Bangladesh
  • People are not only left with transportation issues and agriculture erosion, but many people are forced to drink water that has been contaminated by different waterborne diseases including diarrhea, dysentery, and typhoid


Shamli in grip of water-borne diseases, 5 dead in a week
The Times of India
July 29, 2016

  • 5 people have died from waterborne diseases in the Shamli district, cities in this district are some of the worst hit and anti-larval measures have not started
  • Hospitals are full of patients with fever, over 700 patients are visiting daily and typically only 150 to 200 patients visit daily

Seven factories of bottled water sealed in capital
Daily Times
July 26, 2016

  • Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) sealed seven water bottle factories on Monday after finding chemical and microbiological contamination in the water
  • Due to the violation of the PSQCA Act, the 22 affected water bottle brands could face a minimum fine of Rs 50,000 or one year imprisonment or both punishments

Threat of deadly diseases looms in deluge-hit areas
The Times of India
July 26, 2016

  • Increased rainfall and flooding thereafter facilitate water contamination and the spread of diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and Hepatitis A
  • A WHO official said there is a high chance of vector-borne diseases after flood waters recede

Health claims witness a sharp increase during monsoon: report
live mint                                  
July 25, 2016

  • Star Health and Allied Insurance saw a higher number of insurance claims related to jaundice, food poisoning, dysentery, typhoid, flu, cholera, cough and cold and poor digestion
  • Number of claims during monsoon season have increased in comparison to the past two years

Serious drug shortages hit Marondera Hospital, local clinics
New Zimbabwe
July 25, 2016

  • Drug shortages at the Marondera Hospital force doctors to refer patients to other clinics
  • One girl died from typhoid after being referred to the Marondera Hospital from a clinic, then back to the clinic who also did not have medication

Monsoon maladies
The Hindu
July 25, 2016

  • Water contamination during monsoon facilitates the spread of waterborne disease
  • Doctors are warning people to be careful with what they eat and drink in order to remain disease-free

How Salmonella Could Be Used to Kill Cancer
The Atlantic
July 20, 2016

  • Salmonella bacteria was engineered to deliver drugs to tumors, favorable microbe because of its ability to thrive in oxygen-poor regions
  • In mice 100% of tumors were targeted by the microbes, but only one-third of the time in humans

Showers bring joy, but it’s raining diseases too
The Times of India
July 19, 2016

  • There has been a spurt in viral fever and typhoid cases due to monsoon along with at least 50 cases of dengue
  • People are advised to maintain hygiene and avoid contact with sick persons to prevent disease spread

Water-borne diseases: Health, district officials told to take pre-emptive steps
The Express Tribune
July 19, 2016

  • The National Institute of Health (NIH) asked provincial health and district departments to take pre-emptive measures to restrict food and waterborne disease outbreaks during monsoon
  • Rainy, poor and congested areas are more at risk for infection of food and waterborne diseases

Monsoon brings fever, malaria and typhoid to Delhi, 11 cases of dengue reported
India Today
July 19, 2016

  • There has been a rise in cases of typhoid, malaria, food poisoning, dehydration and jaundice since the onset of monsoon
  • Doctors advise drinking clean water and avoid eating stale food, and warn that people with prolonged illness are more likely to catch a disease during the rainy season

UN body sets food standard guidelines to reduce salmonella
Far Eastern Agriculture
July 18, 2016

  • The UN body responsible for food standards has adopted new guidelines to reduce the cases of salmonella
  • The new guidelines concern production and processing systems that will prevent salmonella, primarily in beef products

Far-west region hit by seasonal diseases
The Himalayan Times
July 13, 2016

  • Number of patients have increased in nearly all district hospitals and private health facilities, typhoid symptoms were seen in almost all the patients at Sujung Hospital
  • Some health facilities are running out of medicine to treat fever, typhoid, and diarrhea

Malawi: Nurses College Sends 200 Students Home As Typhoid fever Hits
Nyasa Times
July 13, 2016

  • Over 200 nursing students were sent home from St Lukes Nursing College after 40 students were admitted to the hospital with typhoid
  • The Health District Officer blames the flawed water system that supplies the school as the culprit of the disease

El Salvador reports an increase in typhoid fever
Outbreak News Today
July 12, 2016

  • The El Salvador Ministry of Health issued a warning about an increased number of typhoid cases
  • In the first six months of the year, El Salvador has seen 477 cases of typhoid

Incidence of gastroenteritis on the rise
The News
July 10, 2016

  • The incidence of gastroenteritis cases have beenon the rise as the heat and humidity increase in Islamabad
  • Doctors are advising patients to only drink boiled or chlorinated water to prevent ingesting bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, typhoid, paratyphoid and hepatitis A and E

Uganda: Water and Sanitation for All Still a Dream
July 08, 2016

  • The free-flowing well, used by many in Katoogo, Kinawataka in Kampala, Uganda, saves families money but also exposes them to waterborne diseases due to the rubbish and fecal matter littering the well
  • Dr. Asuman Lukwago says many people think they are saving money by not purchasing a jerrican, but both their health and finances could be impacted by exposure to the contaminated water

Water at Lundhiana railway station not meant for consumption
Hindustan Times
July 07, 2016

  • Lab reports of water samples taken from the Ludhiana railway station were shown to be contaminated with bacteria which could cause diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, etc.
  • The assistant divisional engineer of the station says he has not received any complaints, but will look into the issue and implement corrective measures if necessary

Raining infectious diseases
The Himalayan Times
July 05, 2016

  • The onset of monsoon creates a favorable breading environment for viruses and bacteria which can lead to outbreaks of waterborne infectious diseases
  • Diarrhea, dengue, leptospirosis and Salmonellosis infection can become common after heavy rainfall

Care for monsoon blues
The Hindu
July 05, 2016

  • Preventative care is necessary to keep young children safe from waterborne, airborne, and mosquito-borne diseases that become more common during monsoon
  • Freshly cooked and hot meals are advised to prevent food contamination


73 Typhoid Cases In The Northern Division This Year
FIJI Sun online
June 28, 2016

  • 73 cases of typhoid fever were recorded between January and June 24 in The Northern Division
  • Medical teams have been sent toSeaqaqa, Tabia and Naduri to treat and educate the people on health safety and typhoid

180 Ramadan bazaar traders in trouble for not having typhoid inoculation
New Straits Times Online (Malaysia)
June 22, 2016

  • 180 food stall operators at the Kuala Berang Ramadan bazaar did not have typhoid vaccinations
  • During inspections, Terengganu health director Dr. Mohammad Omar warned errant operators that they could be charged under the Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985, which imposes fines of up to RM100,000 upon conviction

Is Antimicrobial Resistance On Your Radar Yet?
Huffington Post
June 16, 2016

  • Blog post about the seriousness of antimicrobial resistance
  • Actions from all sectors – government, education, industry – will be needed to combat AMR

Antibiotics against severe salmonella infections in Africa increasingly ineffective
June 14, 2016

  • Highlights multidrug resistant salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically typhoid
  • Reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin is particularly high in Kenya

Africa: Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to Aids, Climate Change
June 12, 2016

  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is highlighted as a global issue
  • Political action and agricultural regulation are encouraged to help combat AMR

Waterborne diseases up
The Kathmandu Post
June 12, 2016

  • Cases of typhoid fever and diarrheal disease have increased in Kathmandu
  • Baburam Marasini, chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under Department of Health Services, says the monsoon rains are responsible for outbreaks of communicable water-borne diseases in rural villages

Catching up with the Authors: Aurélie Jeandron and Ayse Ercumen on Clean Water Supply in the DRC and India
PLOS Blogs
June 10, 2016

  • Q&A with the lead authors of papers published in October 2015 (Aurélie Jeandron et al. paper – Water Supply Interruptions and Suspected Cholera Incidence: A Time-Series Regression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ayse Ercumen et al. paper – Upgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness: A Matched Cohort Study in Urban India)
  • Ercumen discusses how the study found that continuous water supply was associated with reductions in typhoid fever, but was not found to be associated with decreased diarrheal illness overall

Switched-on Salmonella: Fluid forces guide disease traits of multidrug-resistant bacteria
Science Daily
June 8, 2016

  • Study from Arizona State University
  • Researchers explore the effects of physiological fluid shear on ST313 — a particularly dangerous type of Salmonella, which is resistant to multiple antibiotics and currently ravaging regions of sub-Saharan Africa

Heat wave exposure patients flood hospitals; related illnesses on rise
Times of India
June 8, 2016

  • Agra is facing a heat wave
  • Doctors urge individuals to stay hydrated and make sure that water sources are clean to prevent diarrheal diseases

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
HuffPost Healthy Living
June 1, 2016

  • Checklist for the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Recommends typhoid vaccination


False alarm in WA school ‘typhoid’ case
EducationHQ (Australia)
May 27, 2016

  • A student at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School in Perth was thought to have typhoid fever
  • The WA Department of Health clarified that the student had gastroenteritis, not typhoid

Ecuadorians tired of waiting for a cleanup of Guayaquil’s filthy waters
The Guardian
May 26, 2016

  • Contaminated water in Estero Salado, a river delta in Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, is causing cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis
  • WASH improvements have been slow due to water and sanitation service privatization in 2001 and disputes over land rights for informal settlements

Weather fluctuation sees rise in fever cases
Times of India
May 22, 2016

  • Padmashri general physician Dr. Kutikuppala Surya Rao says there has been a 15% increase in incidences of viral and bacterial fever and stomach ailments in the last week
  • The main source is consumption of ice used in fruit juices from roadside stalls, which is made from polluted water

Nigeria: Sachet Water As a Threat to Public Health
This Day (Nigeria)
May 20, 2016

  • Article details how sachet water can become contaminated and spread disease
  • Typhoid fever can be spread through sachet water

Studies that intentionally infect people with disease-causing bugs are on the rise
May 18, 2016

  • Overview of human challenge studies, including studies for typhoid and paratyphoid
  • Mentions work by Mike Levine (UMD), Christine Moe (Emory), and Andy Pollard (Oxford)

ONGC conducts free medical camp in village of Tripura
New Kerala (India)
May 15, 2016

  • State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) conducted a mega medical camp at tribal village Korbongpara under Champabari ADC Village in West Tripura district
  • Villagers were examined for malaria, viral fever, typhoid, dysentery, skin disease, anaemia, dental and respiratory diseases

Medical survey held in typhoid-hit Kondotty
The Hindu (India)
May 13, 2016

  • A medical team from Government Medical College, Manjeri, conducted a survey at Nediyiruppu, near Kondotty, where a typhoid outbreak at a wedding reception was reported
  • A team of government medical officers who visited the area found that the water supplied at the marriage party was contaminated with human excreta

Summer hurts as Typhoid cases double this year
Indian Express
May 10, 2016

  • The number of typhoid, chicken pox, and acute diarrheal disease (ADD) cases has increased in Chennai
  • Unsafe drinking water and street food has been linked to the increase in typhoid and ADD cases

Uganda: Masaka’s ‘Mystery Illness’ Unmasked
The Monitor (Uganda)
May 10, 2016

  • A sudden outbreak of a “strange disease” struck Masaka district and neighboring communities last month
  • The “disease” was discovered to be an outbreak of typhoid fever and yellow fever

Communicable Disease Act 2016 gets cabinet nod
Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh)
May 10, 2016

  • Cabinet approved in principle the draft of the Prevention, Control and Elimination of Communicable Diseases Act 2016, which aims to prevent communicable diseases to cope with emerging threats of diseases like Zika and to create public awareness
  • The proposed law will cover diseases like malaria, dengue, filariasis, kala zar (Visceral leishmaniasis or black fever), all types of influenzas, nipah, HIV, viral hepatitis, typhoid, and meningitis

Fighting the good fight
Times LIVE (South Africa)
May 9, 2016

  • Describes the work of the emergency operations center at the National Health Laboratory Service campus, in Sandringham, Johannesburg
  • Typhoid fever in South Africa is monitored by the lab, which says that typhoid cases usually increase in January due to holiday travel

Threat of typhoid fever at sports facilities
Daily Mail (Zambia)
May 8, 2016

  • Joseph Kabungo describes an incident where a team with the Football Association of Zambia contracted typhoid fever from a contaminated water source at a sports facility
  • Encourages good WASH practices and vaccines for prevention

Typhoid strain lays many low
The Hindu (India)
May 7, 2016

  • Hundreds of people who attended a wedding reception at Kunnathuparamba, Nediyiruppu, in the Kondotty municipal limits, on March 27 were affected by typhoid
  • There is also a paratyphoid outbreak at Kondotty
  • Health authorities are organizing hygiene awareness and medical camps

Nigeria: Genevieve Is Dead
Vanguard (Nigeria)
May 7, 2016

  • Nollywood actress Genevieve Nene died
  • She was recovering from typhoid fever

Man sues travel medicine center over recalled vaccine
Union Leader (New Hampshire)
May 3, 2016

  • A Greenland man contracted typhoid fever while in Nepal
  • He filed suit alleging medical negligence on the part of Infectious Disease Associates and Travel Medicine in Merrimack, claiming the medical staff gave him a recalled typhoid vaccine


Vaccination, Hand Washing and Typhoid
Khmer Times (Cambodia)
April 28, 2016

  • Overview of typhoid signs and symptoms
  • Highlights vaccination and good hygiene for prevention

UNICEF donates 20,000 doses of typhoid vaccine
Fiji Village
April 23, 2016

  • UNICEF donated 20,000 doses of typhoid vaccine to help with typhoid cases in Fiji
  • Minister of Health Jone Usamate says the ministry registers approximately 250 cases of typhoid fever annually

Kenya: Hygiene, Screening to Help Minimise Disease Burden
Daily Nation (Kenya)
April 23, 2016

  • Recent weather events coupled with poor sanitation have increased the threat of diseases like cholera, typhoid, dengue fever, hepatitis A, diarrhea and malaria
  • Principal Secretary for Health Nicholas Muraguri urges county governments to screen food handlers to help prevent the spread of disease

Virus therapy to attack superbugs
April 21, 2016

  • Viruses designed to battle superbugs are being trialed in a South Australian hospital
  • Could help treat staphylococcus aureus and typhoid fever

Africa’s Typhoid Risk
Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa)
April 19, 2016

  • Opinion piece by Anita Zaidi
  • Highlights the typhoid disease burden in Africa, mentions work done by Stephen Baker, Joachim Hombach and Florian Marks

Curb typhoid epidemic through vaccination
Daily Nation (Kenya)
April 19, 2016

  • Highlights the typhoid burden in Africa
  • Cites densely populated areas with poor sanitation as at risk communities for typhoid infection

18 cases of typhoid registered in Mchinji
Malawi 24
April 19, 2016

  • Typhoid fever was confirmed in 18 people over the past week
  • According to Mchinji District Hospital Public Relations Officer Frank Kaphaso Nyasulu, all cases have been recorded in three villages that are in Traditional Authority (T.A.) Zulu’s area

Malawi: Typhoid Fever Outbreak Hits Mchinji
Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)
April 18, 2016

  • There are 18 confirmed cases of typhoid fever in Mchinji district, Malawi
  • Local hospitals are holding meetings to teach good hygiene practices

WHO Director-General briefs UN on antimicrobial resistance
April 18, 2016

  • Remarks from Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, at a high-level dialogue on antimicrobial resistance with UN Member States
  • Chan cites typhoid fever in her address: “An epidemic of multidrug-resistant typhoid fever is rolling across parts of Asia and Africa.”

Nigeria: Commissioner – Sokoto Has Enough Vaccines for Heat-Related Diseases
Leadership (Nigeria)
April 11, 2016

  • The Sokoto State Government on Sunday said it had stockpiled vaccines and drugs to prevent any outbreak of heat-related diseases
  • The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that the vaccines and drugs were for measles, typhoid fever, cerebro-spinal meningitis, gastro-enteritis, chicken pox, heat rashes, among others

Europe’s governments must introduce screening for HIV, TB and scabies because of massive influx of migrants, experts warn
Daily Mail (UK)
April 11, 2016

  • Doctors told a conference in the Netherlands that more money and a coordinated approach to disease screening and treatment was needed with health systems across the continent becoming overburdened with an influx of refugees
  • Lack of safe food, clean water and medicine made refugees prime targets for preventable diseases like typhoid

Communities need to take control of disease outbreaks: Cholera, Malaria and Typhoid
Uganda National Health Consumers Organization (Uganda)
April 5, 2016

  • Warning of increased cases of cholera, typhoid and malaria with the rainy season in Uganda
  • Provides water, sanitation and hygiene precautions to help prevent disease

Infection research center receives $10 million grant for salmonella
The Stanford Daily
April 5, 2016

  • The Allen Discovery Center for Multiscale Systems Modeling of Macrophage Infection, a new center at Stanford, has received $10 million to research salmonella poisoning
  • Part of a group of university centers, including one at Tufts
  • Center will research the interaction between cells, with the ultimate goal of developing effective treatment for infections

Rare strain of typhoid hits Masaka
New Vision (Uganda)
April 5, 2016

  • Typhoid has killed 6 people so far in Masaka district, Uganda
  • An Ebola outbreak was suspected, but blood testing at the Entebbe-based Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed typhoid fever

Is the Council Doing Enough to Curb Typhoid?
Techno Mag (Zimbabwe)
April 5, 2016

  • Dr K. Masunda, a doctor with the Harare City Council, discusses the typhoid outbreak in Harare
  • Describes efforts made by the council to curb the outbreak, like establishing safe food vendor sites and increasing health communications
  • If the hyperlink is not working, copy and paste this URL into your search engine: http://www.technomag.co.zw/2016/04/05/council-enough-curb-typhoid/#sthash.4zQE3oXf.dpbs

Diseases plague villages
Fiji Times Online
April 5, 2016

  • Qelekuro Village in Tailevu, Fiji recorded the highest number of typhoid cases after storm Winston
  • 15 confirmed typhoid cases and 26 suspected cases in the village

Typhoid fever: Fiji outbreak reported in aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston
Outbreak News Today
April 2, 2016

  • Typhoid outbreak hits Central Division, Fiji after tropical cyclone Winston
  • So far, there are 25 confirmed cases of typhoid and 21 suspected cases


14 cases of Typhoid
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
March 24, 2016

  • 14 cases of typhoid fever reported in Tailevu province, Fiji
  • Health Minister Jone Usamate says cases are being investigated

Nigeria: Nomoreloss Died of Typhoid in Lagos
Vanguard (Nigeria)
March 22, 2016

  • Singer and comedian Olumuyiwa Osinuga, popularly known as Nomoreloss, has died
  • While no official statement has been made, typhoid fever is the suspected cause

Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk
March 22, 2016

  • Article by Christine Sow, president and executive director of Global Health Council, and Susan Barnett, founder of Faiths for Safe Water
  • Examines the link between health and WASH services

DELSU loses lecturer to strange illness
Punch (Nigeria)
March 12, 2016

  • Delta State University, Abraka lecturer, Professor Richard Olomo, died of suspected typhoid fever
  • University Vice Chancellor Professor Victor Peretemode claims the typhoid fever was “strange and not ordinary”

Nigeria: Govt, Cuba Partner to Produce Vaccines Against Typhoid Fever, Other Killer Diseases
Vanguard (Nigeria)
March 11, 2016

  • Nigeria’s National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) will be partnering with Cuba to produce vaccines for typhoid and other diseases
  • Cuba will help bring Nigeria up-to-date with vaccine production technology and methods

Over 30 typhoid fever cases in SA in two months
News 24 (South Africa)
March 9, 2016

  • 33 typhoid cases, including 2 deaths, have been reported across 5 provinces in South Africa
  • Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says these cases are not necessarily part of a typhoid outbreak

Typhoid Infections in Harare Upgraded to Outbreak Status
Voice of America (Zimbabwe), Africa Health Network
March 8, 2016

  • Typhoid surge in Harare has been upgraded to “outbreak” status
  • Currently 31 confirmed cases, with 400 suspected cases being monitored

It’s Time to #giveashit About Sanitation for Women
The World Post
March 8, 2016

  • Highlights sanitation and clean water issues for women on International Women’s Day
  • Cites typhoid as one of the diseases spread by lack of WASH infrastructure

Typhoid fever spreads in Zim capital
Eyewitness News (South Africa)
March 8, 2016

  • Typhoid still spreading in Harare
  • One death and 400 suspected typhoid cases reported

The Making Of Nepal’s Immunization Law
Health Affairs Blog
March 7, 2016

  • Discussion of Nepal’s new immunization bill, which will improve oversight of immunization services, set tighter standards for vaccine testing and use, and change the way Nepal finances its immunization program
  • Covers Nepal’s transition from Gavi support, development of the law, and next steps for implementation

WHO Regional Director calls for urgent funding to support Syria health response
Statement by Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
March 3, 2016

  • Call for funding to support health systems in Syria
  • Conflict has resulted in shortages of healthcare and water & sanitation services
  • Typhoid outbreak in Yarmouk refugee camp


Oxford Brookes student paid almost £3,000 to be infected with typhoid as part of vaccine study
Independent (UK)
February 25, 2016

  • Law student participated in the Oxford Vaccine Group’s typhoid human challenge study
  • Blogged about her experience having typhoid on The Tab (UK)

Delhi water crisis may last 15 days after caste protest
Al Jazeera
February 23, 2016

  • Severe water shortages in New Delhi
  • Residents were urged to conserve water

Suspected typhoid fever, dysentery kills 13 in Abuja
Today (Nigeria)
February 23, 2016

  • 13 people in Saburi community, Abuja have died of suspected typhoid fever or shigella dysentery according to the Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board
  • The community is known for poor sanitary conditions

Tackling the silent killers of children
February 19, 2016

  • Anita Zaidi discusses the neglected and deadly nature of enteric and diarrheal diseases, specifically highlighting typhoid fever
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to expand investments in typhoid

Typhoid claims one
The Herald (Zimbabwe)
February 19, 2016

  • A 15-year-old has died of typhoid
  • 23 cases of typhoid have been confirmed in Harare, with 245 suspected cases

More Money and Better Service Delivery: A Winning Combination for Achieving Drinking Water and Sanitation Targets
World Bank Press Release
February 12, 2016

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Cases On the Rise
Financial Gazette (Harare)
February 11, 2016

  • The number of confirmed typhoid cases in Harare has increased from 6 to 13
  • Harare city health director encouraged residents to continue basic hygiene practices

Typhoid research boosted by prestigious Marie Curie fellowship award
University of Aberdeen
February 9, 2016

  • Virtu Solano has secured a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
  • Solano works with Dr. Stefania Spanò’s research group at the University of Aberdeen, researching alternative treatments for typhoid (given the bacteria’s increasing resistance to antibiotics)

Growers on alert for typhoid among workers
Radio New Zealand
February 9, 2016

  • Seasonal and migrant agricultural workers in New Zealand may carry typhoid
  • All workers are aware of typhoid fever symptoms to help stop the spread of the disease

South Africa: Gauteng Typhoid Patient Dies From Kidney Related Illness
South African Government (Pretoria) Press Release via AllAfrica
February 8, 2016

  • 22-year-old patient being treated for typhoid fever died of kidney related illness on February 7, 2016
  • Gauteng Department of Health issued a list of precautionary health and sanitation measures to help prevent typhoid fever

USAID is building a new web portal focused on global water
February 4, 2016

  • A survey to aid in the development of the website is attached to the tweet
  • New resource for information concerning WASH

Fluoroquinolones fail to treat patients with enteric fever in Nepal
Infectious Disease News
February 3, 2016

Botswana: Update On Typhoid Fever
Government of Botswana (Gaborone) Press Release via AllAfrica
February 3, 2016

  • List of precautionary health and sanitation measures to help prevent typhoid fever
  • Circulated by the Botswana Ministry of Health in response to the typhoid cases in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Typhoid outbreak spreads to Budiriro
The Herald (Zimbabwe)
February 1, 2016

  • Typhoid cases have been reported in Budiriro, a suburb of Harare
  • Prosper Chonzi, Harare city health director, requested antibiotics and water treatment tablets to help stop the spread of the disease
  • Community health workers are also providing residents with information on typhoid and sanitation


There is no typhoid outbreak- experts
City Press (South Africa)
January 31, 2016

  • The increase in typhoid cases in Gauteng province is a seasonal trend and not an outbreak
  • Professor Lucille Blumberg, head of the epidemiology division at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, cited holiday travel and seasonal changes for the spike in typhoid cases

Typhoid hits Harare, as water crisis fuels fears of new epidemics
The Star (Kenya)
January 29, 2016

  • Harare’s current water crisis- water cuts and poor sanitation- could exacerbate the typhoid outbreak in the city

Typhoid outbreak hits city
The Herald (Zimbabwe)
January 27, 2015

  • Harare City Council has sent medical teams to investigate a recent typhoid outbreak in the city. So far, six typhoid cases have been confirmed in Harare.

Two more cases of typhoid fever recorded in Gauteng
Eyewitness News (South Africa)
January 26, 2016

  • Two more cases of typhoid have been confirmed in Gauteng province, bringing the total number of cases to six.

Typhoid fever: Outbreak team dispatched in Gauteng
Eyewitness News (South Africa)
January 25, 2016

  • An outbreak response team has been sent to manage a potential typhoid outbreak in Gauteng province. So far, four typhoid cases, including one death, have been confirmed in Johannesburg.

Call for nomination of experts to serve on the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) Working Group on Typhoid Vaccines
January 20, 2016

  • Formation of a Working Group on Typhoid Vaccines
    • Review scientific evidence and programmatic considerations
    • Formulate updated recommendations on the use of typhoid vaccines, with a focus on typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs)
  • Updated recommendations will inform revision of the global policy on typhoid vaccine use, and for subsequent updating of the WHO Position Paper on typhoid vaccines
  • SAGE Working Group will be established in March 2016
  • Present conclusions and recommendations to SAGE at the October 2017 meeting
  • Update the WHO position paper on typhoid vaccines will be scheduled for publication in 2018
  • Complete nominations due by Friday 12 February 2016

In Haiti, Turning Human Waste to Flowers
The Development Set
January 19, 2016

  • SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), a Haiti-based NGO created a toilet system that composts human waste to help prevent water contamination.

UAE border point health centres to check for diseases
The National (UAE)
January 19, 2016

  • Healthcare centers will be built at border points across the UAE to check for various diseases, including salmonellosis and typhoid.

Future Pandemics Pose Massive Risks to Human Lives, Global Economic Security, Says New Report; Need For Action Against This ‘Neglected Dimension of Global Security’ to Prepare and Respond to Infectious Disease Crises More Effectively
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
January 13, 2016

  • A press release from the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF Commission) recommended a global fund to strengthen health infrastructure for low and middle income countries and to accelerate research and development for vaccines and other medical products to prevent future pandemics.

Clinical Update Announcement: Injectable Typhoid Vaccine Shortage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 12, 2016

  • Sanofi Pasteur (Swiftwater, PA) has informed CDC that the single-dose syringes of Typhim Vi are currently out of stock but are anticipated to become available in March 2016.

Typhoid vaccine volunteers sought
University of Oxford
January 6, 2016

  • The Oxford Vaccine Group is seeking volunteers for a typhoid challenge study

Malawi: Leprosy Hits Seven Districts as Typhoid Fever Terrorises Neno – Cholera Death Toll Rises
Nyasa Times
January 6, 2016

  • An estimated 200 people are suffering from typhoid fever in Neno, a district in Malawi
  • Outbreaks of cholera and leprosy are also plaguing several districts

Q&A: Toilets confront climate change
January 5, 2016

  • Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses climate change’s impact on WASH
  • Mentions the increased threat of waterborne diseases, like typhoid and cholera