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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...

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2008-08-06 15:22:40

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. Cholera is a severe gastrointestinal disease often caused by consuming food or water contaminated with fecal matter.  Outbreaks are common in the Philippines, particularly during the rainy season. Most of the...

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Schofield, Cynthia B Smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid fever, polio, cholera, and tuberculosis (TB) are among the diseases that struck fear into citizens of 18th- and 19th-century America. Discovery of antibiotics and antiseptic techniques in 20th-century America made the threat of death from an infectious disease seem like a horror of the past. In 1882, Robert Koch isolated and identified the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacillus, followed by Vibrio cholerae a year later. Louis Pasteur,...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

Text of report by state-owned KBC (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation) Radio on 3 July [Presenter] The government has imposed a ban on the sale of cooked food in areas hit by cholera outbreak in Kisumu [Nyanza District,western Kenya]. Public Health and Sanitation Permanent Secretary Dr James Nyikal says inadequate chlorination of water in the area is to blame for the regular cholera outbreaks. Speaking after holding a consultative meeting with stakeholders at the New Nyanza General Hospital...

2008-06-25 00:01:25

MUMBAI: The rush of patients with fever has begun to worry health officials, with one more person succumbing to febrile illness with acute respiratory distress syndrome on Sunday, taking the toll of monsoon-related illnesses to 10 in June. The 25-year-old victim was admitted to KEM Hospital on June 21 with fever and respiratory problems. "Doctors clinically suspected leptospirosis, though initial tests showed negative for leptospirosis, malaria and dengue," said Dr N Kewalramani chief of...

2008-06-20 00:00:28

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A cyclone wrecks coastal Myanmar, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever. Flooding inundates Iowa, raising an array of public health concerns.As these disasters draw attention to weather hazards, which many fear could be exacerbated by climate change, scientists are working to be able to better predict health dangers as they forecast the weather."Everything is connected in our Earth system," Conrad C. Lautenbacher, head of the...

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2008-06-19 00:05:00

Severe flooding devastates Iowa, raising public health concerns. A typhoon levels the coast of Myanmar, triggering an epidemic of cholera, dengue fever, and malaria. As climate change brings new threats to human existence, scientists plan to better calculate disease outbreaks as they forecast weather. "Everything is connected in our earth system,: said the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Conrad C. Lautenbacher. The goal is to bring all forms of...

2008-06-16 06:00:38

Excerpt from report entitled "Nord Kivu: Cholera prevails in various health zones" published by DRCongo's UN-sponsored Radio Okapi website on 13 June Some 120 cholera cases, including six deaths were recorded between 21 May and today in various health zones, the provincial health inspection office said during an epidemiological meeting in Goma on Thursday [12 June]. Displaced persons are the most affected by the epidemic. [Passage omitted] Originally published by Radio Okapi website,...

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2008-05-28 08:40:00

Despite claims by Myanmar's junta that health conditions are normal in the nation's devastated Irawaddy delta, many believe the area is a recipe for disease.Myint Hlaing and his family cook and bathe with water from an irrigation ditch fouled by human waste and a rotting cow carcass.  His 10-year-old daughter suffers from diarrhea, while his family and other cyclone survivors endure daily rains in damaged huts as monsoon season approaches."Shelter is the most important thing we need,"...

2008-03-11 21:00:14

Cuba's population dropped for the second year in a row, a trend experts say will continue for the foreseeable future, El Nuevo Herald reported Tuesday. The communist island's population dropped by 1,900 inhabitants in 2007 to 11,237,154, according to a census taken by the Cuban statistics office. The government agency forecasts the population will shrink by about 77,000 in the next 20 years. Cuba's Center for Population Studies attributes the decline to families having fewer...


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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