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As the cholera epidemic in Haiti continues to rage, public health workers are focusing their efforts on treating the tens of thousands who have already been hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms and providing clean water and adequate sanitation to control the disease's spread.
In the wake of devastating cholera outbreaks in refugee camps in earthquake-wracked Haiti, a group of leading experts from Harvard Medical School, George Washington University, and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) have urged the United States to create an emergency stockpile of cholera vaccines for future humanitarian use.
Haiti cholera epidemic is spreading quickly and could easily worsen despite efforts to control it. As concerns rise over massive health challenges, Dr.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Nov.
DQE, a leader in mass care and emergency response supplies, is assisting aid agencies in finding the appropriate resources and supplies for cholera patient care beyond makeshift solutions. Fishers, Indiana (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 According to the Pan American Health Organization, cholera is one of the leading causes of death in the world, with an estimated 3 million to 5 million cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths every year worldwide.
Additional shipments of lifesaving medicines being expedited STAMFORD, Conn., Nov.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Tomas has complicated the already difficult sanitary and living conditions of the Haitian people. The results of the flooding have caused a high spike in the number of cases of Cholera.
OLATHE, Kan., Nov.
The cholera outbreak in Haiti has now killed an estimated 800 people, leading health officials to appeal for millions of dollars in aid to help deal with the nation's growing epidemic.
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.
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...
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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