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Coral reefs around the world are in serious trouble from pollution, over-fishing, climate change and more - the last thing they need is an infection.
P&G to provide a total of US$90,000 for safe drinking water relief effort utilizing its PUR(TM) Purifier of Water technology and its partnership with PSI CINCINNATI, Dec.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $6.2 million and has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help combat the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabweâ€™s health minister has announced a national emergency resulting from a deadly cholera outbreak and called for international assistance.
In 430 B.C., a new and deadly diseaseâ€”its cause remains a mysteryâ€”swept into Athens. The walled Greek city-state was teeming with citizens, soldiers and refugees of the war then raging between Athens and Sparta.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trying to cover up the extent of a cholera epidemic in the country, doctors say. Medics protesting outside the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare were beaten by riot police last week as they called for Mugabe to provide drugs and intravenous drips for cholera victims, The Sunday Times of London reported.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday that the number of foodborne diseases seem to be on the rise in both wealthy and poor nations.
Researchers say they are now using satellite monitoring of marine environments for predicting cholera outbreaks.
United Nations agencies said on Friday that a dangerous cholera epidemic is spreading quickly in Guinea-Bissau, where campaigning for an upcoming election could put even more people at risk.
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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