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To fight against Cholera, Zambia president supports

Researchers found an outbreak, which appeared very severe for patients and it was reported. The number of cases then surged, with 136 in the week beginning Nov. 26, the World Health Organisation reported. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation's capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September.

Sleeping Sickness Turns Out to Be Circadian Rhythm Disorder

One of Africa's most lethal diseases is actually a circadian rhythm disorder caused by the acceleration of biological clocks controlling a range of vital functions besides sleep, reports Nature Communications. By understanding which clock genes are affected by the parasitic disease, scientists hope the research will eventually prove useful in developing new therapeutic alternatives to the current toxic treatments that are occasionally fatal to patients.

Dibenzoazepine: A Defender Against Resistant Hepatitis C

Highly effective treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) have become available in recent years, drug-resistant viral strains can still lead to treatment failure for a sizable proportion of patients. Now, in a recent study published in PNAS Plus, reported a class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the HCV, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.