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2008-09-22 12:00:11

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Maureen Dempsey, +1-212-300-1806, mdempsey@apcoworldwide.com, for Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Napo Pharmaceuticals (LSE: NAPL/NAPU) today announces positive clinical data on the effectiveness of crofelemer from a study for CRO-ID in treating severely ill cholera patients in conjunction with an antibiotic and rehydration therapy. A double-blind placebo-controlled study was conducted in one hundred (100) patients with...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

Waterborne diseases stalk flood relief camps in Nepal KATHMANDU, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A number of Saptakoshi flood victims in southeastern Nepal have been suffering from waterborne diseases, local news website THT Online reported Saturday. During a medical check-up among flood victims putting up in Bhardaha-based temporary relief camps, 11 were found to be suffering from cholera, Dr. Sarbesh Jha, Saptari medical officer of the World Health Organization, said. According to him, most...

2008-09-21 12:00:10

By David Servan-Schreiber There is an epidemic of cancer today. One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, often before the age of 65. I have been on the wrong side of this statistic since I was 31 years old, when I discovered I had brain cancer. Since 1940, we have seen in Western societies a marked and rapid increase in common types of cancer. In fact, cancer in children and adolescents has been rising by 1 to 1.5 percent a year since the 1960's. And these are cancers for...

2008-09-19 12:00:35

Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website By Mubarak al-Hajeri Kuwait, Sept 19 (Kuna) - Kuwait has taken necessary measures as advised by the world health organization to prevent possible spill over of cholera, now reported in neighbouring Iraq. In remarks to Kuna on Friday, Dr Ali al-Sayf, the assistant undersecretary for public health affairs, said Kuwait had taken all the needed precautions after reported outbreak of the disease in Iraq. The...

2008-09-17 15:00:37

Iraqi health officials said 107 cases of cholera have been confirmed in the central and southern regions of the country. Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease that is often spread by contaminated water. Ihssan Jaafar, a spokesman for the ministry's cholera control unit, said health officials are offering medical treatment and raising awareness of the outbreak among the public, the U.N's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Wednesday. He said patients are being treated...

2008-09-15 06:00:35

Text of report by Iraqi privately-owned newspaper Al-Zaman on 11 September [Report by an unnamed Al-Zaman correspondent in Al-Nasiriyah, Falah al-Ma'muri in Babil, and Anwar Jum'ah in Baghdad: "Babil Council Demands Dismissing Health Director For Hiding Facts of Spread of Cholera"] Hasan al-Tufan, member of the Babil Governorate Council and head of the Services Committee, has said that "the number of infections with cholera has exceeded 50 at the Al-Hashimiyah and Hamzah hospitals." He...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 11 September [Unattributed report: "Harare on Cholera Time-Bomb"] Harare is sitting on a cholera time bomb that may detonate anytime after the failure by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to repair burst sewer pipes and restore normal water supplies, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) have said. The warning came...

2008-09-11 15:00:29

Jordanian authorities fearing a cholera outbreak say they have banned the entry of uncanned goods from Iraq for the next two months. The Jordanian authorities have heard reports of at least 20 Iraqis, including seven children, dying of cholera in the last three days with hundreds of others infected, al-Sumaria reported Thursday. It was not clear if the deaths occurred in Iraq or in Jordan, where tens of thousands of Iraqis are living in refugee camps. The reports of cholera came from...

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2008-09-03 11:21:37

Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which is an unpredictable and severe problem for developing countries. The bacterium that causes cholera, Vibrio cholerae, has a known association with a crustacean (called a copepod) which lives on...

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2008-08-28 09:05:00

Two children have died in Iraq from what is suspected to be cholera, which has been blamed for at least 28 other similar infections, sources say. Medical sources in Baghdad said there are 30 suspected cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection in Iraq, including a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old who are dead, the Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported Thursday. The younger patient died Wednesday in the Misan governorate after being diagnosed with cholera, while the 6-year-old showed signs of...


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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