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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...

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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...


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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