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  • #16
    Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

    PNG suffers from another outbreak of cholera

    Last Updated: 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    There has been another outbreak of cholera in Papua New Guinea.

    Health officials say four cases of cholera have been found in the Yangorus district of East Sepik.

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    The Secretary of PNG's Health Dept, Dr Clement Malau, says poor hygiene is usually to blame.

    more at....

    http://australianetworknews.com/stor...90.htm?desktop
    Last edited by sharon sanders; October 5, 2010, 08:33 AM. Reason: shortened
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    • #17
      Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

      PNG cholera outbreak reaches Torres Strait From correspondents in Port Moresby From: AAP November 09, 2010 2:29PM

      A CHOLERA outbreak in Papua New Guinea has killed 15 children and put 60 locals on a PNG island in the Torres Strait in hospital.

      The outbreak's proximity to Australia and the regular flow of PNG people through the Torres Strait, on customary and traditional grounds, is being watched by Australia, authorities said.

      ...

      PNG's National newspaper reported on Tuesday that hundreds of locals on Daru island, in Western Province on the PNG southwest coast, opposite Cape York, have been treated over the past three weeks, with 15 children dying from cholera.

      Dr Amos Lano told The National newspaper the children died at both the hospital and their homes from cholera-related symptoms of watery diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

      ....

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/bre...-1225950043300
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      • #18
        Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

        Tests confirm cholera outbreak on PNG island
        By PNG correspondent Liam Fox

        Posted 41 minutes ago

        Tests have confirmed cholera is responsible for 16 deaths on a remote island in Papua New Guinea which is close to Australia's maritime border.

        The first case of cholera on Daru Island in Western Province was detected three weeks ago.

        Twelve adults and four children have died, and 320 others have been treated for the intestinal infection.

        Daru sits near the mouth of the Fly River and the CEO of the local hospital, Dr Amos Lano, says cholera could spread to communities upstream.

        Dr Lano says the most infections are occurring in the island's squatter settlements.

        http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...10/3062944.htm
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        • #19
          Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

          Aust moves to stop PNG cholera spread November 12, 2010 - 7:49PM

          AFP

          Travel between Australia's Torres Strait Islands and neighbouring Papua New Guinea has been restricted in an effort to contain a deadly cholera outbreak.

          After speaking with PNG authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Friday announced that Australia had restricted all cross-border travel under the Torres Strait Treaty free-movement provisions.

          "These restrictions prevent traditional visits to Australia by indigenous inhabitants," a departmental spokesman said.

          continues at; http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...112-17r25.html
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          • #20
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            Australia warned over vulnerability to disease outbreaks in PNG
            Posted at 03:17 on 12 November, 2010 UTC

            Australian authorities have been warned to take note of the threat posed by disease outbreaks in neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

            The warning from Professor Ian Wronski from James Cook University?s Faculty of Medicine comes as reports say the death toll from a cholera outbreak on PNG?s Daru Island has passed 20.

            The outbreak, which has developed over recent weeks, is being linked to a wider cholera outbreak on mainland PNG which has claimed at least 79 lives over the past 12 months
            continues at; http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=56989
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            • #21
              Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

              Source: http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57089

              Cholera deaths in PNG believed to be about 100 says local priest

              Posted at 22:22 on 17 November, 2010 UTC

              A priest in Papua New Guinea believes the number of deaths from the cholera outbreak in Daru has risen to about 100.


              The Post Courier reports Father, Vinod D?Mello, says more people are continuing to die because many villages are in isolated islands far from the nearest health facility...

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              • #22
                Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                Source: http://www.smh.com.au/world/fears-pn...120-181qv.html

                Fears PNG cholera outbreak is spreading
                November 20, 2010 - 5:59PM

                A cholera outbreak on Papua New Guinea?s side of Torres Strait has been contained, but health officials fear the deadly bacteria is spreading inland.

                PNG department of health officials say 30 villagers have died from cholera on Daru, a tiny remote island off the coast of PNG?s Western Province that is close to Australia?s Cape York...

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                • #23
                  Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                  Source: http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57185

                  PNG cholera outbreak in Daru stablising
                  Posted at 03:25 on 23 November, 2010 UTC

                  The outbreak of cholera in Daru, the capital of Papua New Guinea?s Western Province, appears to be stabilising.

                  A team from the World Health Organisation assessed the situation last week and as of yesterday, the number of cases was 870 in Daru Hospital and a total of 30 confirmed deaths...

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                  • #24
                    Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                    Source: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pac...1/s3074474.htm

                    Daru cholera spreads to PNG mainland

                    Updated November 23, 2010 18:17:35

                    Papua New Guinea's latest cholera outbreak in the country's south west is now said to have spread from Daru Island to the mainland...

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                    • #25
                      Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                      Source: http://www.smh.com.au/world/cholera-...125-1896q.html

                      Cholera ravages Torres Strait
                      Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN
                      November 26, 2010

                      AN OUTBREAK of cholera in the Torres Strait has spread to scores of islands and coastal villages in the Fly River delta area of Papua New Guinea's Western Province, infecting hundreds of people and killing more than 100.

                      The disease had already killed 32 people and infected 888 others on Daru, the most highly populated island in the Torres Strait. Many of the victims are children...

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                      • #26
                        Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                        Source: http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57271

                        PNG cholera outbreak reaches Gulf Province leaving six dead

                        Posted at 19:22 on 25 November, 2010 UTC

                        The latest outbreak of cholera in Papua New Guinea is spreading, with the Post Courier newspaper saying six people have died in Gulf province in recent days...

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                        • #27
                          Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                          PNG's cholera outbreak spreads
                          Updated November 30, 2010 20:49:27


                          The number of people affected by the recent cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea is close to two thousand.

                          The original point of the outbreak is Daru, a tiny island off the coast of PNG's Western Province, where around one thousand cases have been documented. The situation is stabilizing there but it's now on the move emerging in villiages on the mainland between two districts.

                          Presenter: Sonja Heydeman
                          Speakers: Enoch Posanai, Executive Manager for Public Health, PNG Health Department

                          Listen:http://www.abc.net.au/ra/asiapac/stories/m1945431.asx

                          http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asi...1/s3080890.htm
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                          • #28
                            Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                            Source: http://www.cairns.com.au/article/201...ocal-news.html


                            Cairns doctor's duty on PNG cholera frontline
                            Daniel Bateman
                            Monday, December 6, 2010
                            ? The Cairns Post

                            A CAIRNS doctor worked by torchlight, just a few kilometres from Australia's border, to help prevent a cholera outbreak worsening and spreading.

                            GP Dr Anthony Mahler, who works part-time at the Cairns Cosmetic Clinic, has returned from a week-long humanitarian mission to Papua New Guinea helping treat patients in remote parts of PNG afflicted by the country's cholera outbreak.

                            Australia's border in the Torres Strait has been sealed with fears more than 100 PNG people may have died from the disease. The outbreak, which began in the country in July 2009, has infected at least 5000 people.

                            Hundreds of sick locals are currently being treated at the overflowing Daru Hospital, and other makeshift facilities...

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                            • #29
                              Re: Papua New Guinea: Cholera 2010

                              Thousands affected by PNG cholera outbreak

                              December 8, 2010

                              The cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea has now affected more than 27 hundred people.

                              300 people have lost their lives to the disease.

                              The original point of the outbreak was Daru, a tiny island off the coast of PNG's Western Province. The situation stabilized there but it's now on the move, emerging in villiages on the mainland.

                              Restrictions are still in place for travel between Australia's Torres Strait Islands and PNG.

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