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2014-03-07 23:01:52

A lax justice system is stymying efforts of cholera-infected Haitians to seek redress for their epidemic. But a new report from The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) says this human rights abuse can be addressed with better accountability for state and non-governmental violators. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 A lax justice system is stymying efforts of cholera-infected Haitians to seek redress for their...

2014-01-29 20:23:49

Drip Drop, a medical grade hydration solution available in lieu of IV saline SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news that America's hospitals are experiencing an IV Saline Shortage... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/SF31471LOGO) "Dehydration results in hundreds of thousands of preventable outpatient hospital visits a year - hospital trips that might be avoided simply by using an oral rehydration solution (or ORS) as part of your cold and flu...

Scientists Unlock Evolution Of Cholera And Identify The Strain Responsible For Early Pandemics
2014-01-09 12:57:03

McMaster University Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers at McMaster University and the University of Sydney have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world's poorest regions. Using sophisticated techniques, the team has mapped the entire genome of the elusive 19th century bacterium. The findings are significant because,...

2013-12-18 08:29:26

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 8, one of the most powerful and destructive tropical cyclones in recorded history made landfall in the central Philippines, dealing a crushing blow to Tacloban City and surrounding areas. Jon Kaufman, member of Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, recently spent a week in the region, where he saw firsthand the desperate need for clean water for the thousands of homeless and displaced residents. H2OpenDoors...

2013-12-04 16:21:54

Large donation of medical-grade oral rehydration solution will reduce mortality rate of dehydration in Tacloban, area hardest hit by November typhoon SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after returning from relief efforts in Tacloban, Philippines, Drip Drop Inc., makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, announced it will donate 15,000 doses of its product to assist in...

WHO: Mexico Cholera, Syria Poliovirus, MERS Coronavirus On The Rise
2013-11-29 09:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MERS Coronavirus has been gripping the Middle East and parts of Europe for more than a year; Wild poliovirus type 1 has been on the rise in Syria after being nonexistent for more than 14 years; Mexico has seen an insurgence of infections from Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in recent months. This week the World Health Organization (WHO) has received three separate reports from health officials in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Syria pertaining...

Cholera Outbreak Gripping Mexico, 171 Confirmed Cases
2013-10-21 06:41:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, Mexico was affected by a hurricane and tropical storm that dumped heavy rain on the region, causing floods, landslides and displacement of large numbers of people. Health experts noted that the disaster may have contributed to the growing number of cholera cases that are now also affecting the region, which first became evident around the second week of September. Mexico’s Ministry of Health has reported a total of...

2013-10-18 11:46:22

In a report publishing October 17th, 2013 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its scientific research arm, Epicentre, present results of one of the first-ever, large-scale use of an oral cholera vaccine during a cholera outbreak – a major breakthrough in the understanding and future control of deadly cholera epidemics. Using results from a mass vaccination campaign of more...

2013-10-17 16:36:10

First time an oral cholera vaccine is proven to provide sustained protection for five years against cholera A clinical study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases shows for the first time that an oral cholera vaccine (ShancholTM) provides sustained protection against cholera in humans for up to five years. The study showed the vaccine had a protective efficacy of 65% over a five-year period. The landmark study was a collaboration between scientists from the International Vaccine...

2013-07-12 12:25:24

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 10 days after announcing a $3 million Series A-1 financing round, Drip Drop Inc., inventor of medical grade hydration products, has executed the initial close on $2.3 million from a group of investors led by Pacific Advantage Capital, with the round closing July 29th. New funds will be used to add key personnel and scale the company's operating infrastructure, supporting an expansion of leading hospital and pharmacy distribution. The...


Latest cholera Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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