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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...

2006-08-20 13:23:11

CONAKRY (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak has killed at least 143 people in Guinea so far this year but the death rate has slowed since June, a U.N. report showed on Sunday. Cholera, an acute diarrhoeal illness caused by a water-borne bacterium, is a seasonal problem in much of West Africa. An outbreak last year killed more than 800 people across several countries in the region, and has continued in southern Guinea. "The epidemic which has hit the country since April 2005 remains of...

2006-06-12 02:24:51

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Sudan has spread to the war-torn western Darfur region, posing a serious threat to the 2.5 million living in squalid camps in cramped conditions, a U.N. statement said. Cholera spreads rapidly in close-knit populations. An outbreak which began in late January in south Sudan has killed at least 516 people among more than 13,800 cases, affecting six of the 10 southern states. "The World Health Organization (WHO) in Nyala (south Darfur)...

2006-06-07 07:30:48

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Angola has topped 1,500 with more than 41,000 cases reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Although the spread of the disease, which has affected 13 of the country's 18 provinces, appears to be slowing, 250-300 cases were being reported each day, the United Nations agency said. As of May 31, the outbreak had killed 1,576 people in the southern African country, up from just over 1,400 on May 25. More than half...

2006-05-25 10:00:29

GENEVA (Reuters) - Angola's fast-spreading cholera epidemic claimed seven lives in the last 24 hours and has touched most corners of the southern African country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The United Nations agency said the outbreak, which has infected nearly 39,000 people and killed more than 1,400 in three months, had reached 12 of the country's 18 provinces. More than half of the infections have occurred near the capital Luanda, on the Atlantic coast....

2006-05-23 08:05:33

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died in a cholera outbreak in southern Sudan where two-thirds of the population drink unclean water, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Southern Sudan's towns are overflowing as hundreds of thousands of people return home after a peace deal signed last year to end more than two decades of civil war. Living in crowded, unsanitary conditions, diseases like cholera and meningitis are spreading fast. An outbreak of acute...

2006-05-18 13:16:13

GENEVA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Angola is spreading rapidly, with 546 new cases including 31 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The epidemic, which has killed nearly 1,300 people in three months, is infecting an average of about 600 people each day, about half of the cases reported in the capital Luanda, it said. "In the last 24 hours, 546 new cases including 31 deaths have been reported," the United Nations agency...

2006-05-16 07:30:00

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola's cholera epidemic appears to have reached a deadly plateau, defying months of work by government and non-governmental organizations to quash the worst outbreak of the disease in more than a decade. New figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday put the death toll since mid-February at 1,230 out of a total of 34,418 cases, with 588 new cases and 10 deaths reported in the last 24 hours alone. Health experts said the outbreak was logging new...


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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