Hand,Foot and Mouth Disease in Grenada
Grenada health officials reported this week on an outbreak of the childhood viral disease, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Grenada’s Ministry of Health has received reports of twelve cases linked to daycare and preschool centres across the island.
Cholera strain likely present in Haiti for centuries
A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute.
Cholera in Ghana
The Central regional capital Cape Coast has recording new cases of the cholera disease, according to the Cape Coast Health directorate.
Some 10 people in the Cape Coast Metropolis have been diagnosed of cholera and are receiving treatment in the various health facilities in the region.
The victims mostly adults are said to have eaten contaminated food with element of faecal matter according to health experts.