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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.
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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.
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.
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...
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.
Jordanian authorities fearing a cholera outbreak say they have banned the entry of uncanned goods from Iraq for the next two months.
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.
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.
Officials with the Red Cross and the major of a Philippine township reported Wednesday that 21 people were killed and 50 sickened in a suspected cholera outbreak in several remote mountainous hamlets near Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province, about 600 miles south of Manila.
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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