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2010-11-04 15:31:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropical Storm Tomas, which is projected to hit Port-au-Prince and other earthquake-affected areas in the west, poses a serious danger for Haiti's more than one million displaced. Tropical storm conditions can result in extremely strong winds, heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides which could devastate the temporary tent shelters, spread waterborne disease, and isolate towns and villages along Haiti's coast and in its mountainous...

2010-11-04 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Red Cross is making final preparations in Haiti for the arrival of Tropical Storm Tomas, which is expected to inflict heavy winds and rain on the island's already vulnerable population - including hundreds of thousands of people living under tarps and tents since the earthquake of January 12th. As of Thursday, November 4, a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch had been issued for Haiti. On the current forecast track,...

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2010-11-02 14:02:02

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that a cholera outbreak which has killed over 300 people in Haiti matches strains found in South Asia. The CDC said the Haitian cholera patients were all affected with the same strain. Dr. Christopher Braden, a CDC epidemiologist, told The New York Times that researchers identified the strain by analyzing DNA patterns that can be compared with those from other regions of the world. Haiti's health minister said the...

2010-10-29 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) encourages Americans to respond appropriately and responsibly when considering sending donations to aid the victims of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Americans wishing to help victims in the affected communities are encouraged to donate cash as an alternative to in-kind donations such as collections of over-the-counter medicines and bottled water. Cash donations are widely recognized as the most...

2010-10-28 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has delivered the first of 5,000 cots to Haiti to support the medical response to the outbreak of cholera in that country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) In response to a request from the government's Ministry of Health, the American Red Cross sent an initial shipment of 2,268 cots from the US that arrived at...

2010-10-27 10:21:00

Public awareness, purification tablets and clean water are keys to controlling outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to fight the cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 and infected in excess of 3,300 Haitians, the Pan American Development Foundation is helping to contain the disease and is seeking support for its on-the-ground recovery efforts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100211/DC53912LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-27 03:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=4a04cab6-4960-43eb-b43a-661c3d6e21b5&bhcp=1&alertid=6e529bb4-a781-485b-b463-99fdf32fee3f Ten months after a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, a cholera epidemic has spread fear and misery. The outbreak is the country's biggest medical crisis in recent years. Today, stopping the spread of the epidemic is an urgent priority for UNICEF, together with its UN...

2010-10-25 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a growing number of cholera cases in Haiti and the potential threat of mass illness reaching the Haitian capital, the Red Cross network is attempting to contain the outbreak to the areas where it started, while also stepping up prevention efforts in Port-au-Prince. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The center of the outbreak is in the...

2010-10-24 16:35:00

-- Malnourished children, people with HIV and AIDS and the elderly are the most vulnerable, aid agency says -- World Vision health workers remind families that hand washing can save lives, prevent spread of cholera PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the cholera outbreak continues to spread in the Artibonite region of Haiti, World Vision is increasing its response in affected areas, pre-positioning much-needed health supplies and preparing residents in its...

2010-10-23 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is extremely concerned about an outbreak of cholera in northern Haiti, and is assisting in the rapid response by the Red Cross network. As of Saturday morning, the government was reporting 2,364 people infected and 194 deaths following an outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions of Haiti. This is not an area directly affected by the earthquake of January 12th, but the Red Cross is concerned...


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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