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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...

2006-05-11 08:56:08

GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed another 50 people in Angola over the past week, bringing the epidemic's death toll to 1,156, and the disease is still spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Angola has reported 30,612 cases since mid-February, half of them in Luanda province, according to the United Nations agency whose previous death total was 1,109 on May 5. In some provinces, the "outbreak has just started or is still spreading," the WHO said in a...

2006-04-27 11:15:00

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola's cholera epidemic has become a national emergency with more than 20,000 infections and 941 deaths since the outbreak began in February, a non-governmental organization said on Thursday. France-based Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF) said the disease had spread from the capital Luanda to the coastal city of Benguela and interior provinces such as Malange, with the total number of cases expected to double. "There are now over 20,000 cases and 941 deaths," Richard...

2006-03-31 08:41:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Millions of people are at risk from deadly diseases such as cholera and meningitis in Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, appealing for funds urgently to combat major outbreaks. "A significant increase in disease incidence and in preventable deaths is expected unless the shortfall of $24 million in funds for health are provided immediately," said Ala Din Alwan, WHO's representative for health action in crises. The United Nations agency, in...

2006-03-09 09:19:06

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Severe flooding in Malawi's main southern tourist district has killed at least four people and raised fears of a large-scale cholera outbreak, officials said on Thursday. "As government, our resources have been stretched with other on-going relief efforts and we don't have enough capacity now. What is worrying is the fear of more cholera cases," deputy health minister Charles Mchacha told Reuters. Floods hit the region around Mangochi at the southern tip of Lake...

2006-03-08 07:21:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Sudan's south has spread to a third major town and has claimed at least 132 lives in the war-torn area with little clean water or sanitation, aid agencies said on Wednesday. Medecins Sans Frontieres said 12 people had tested positive for cholera in the town of Malakal, hundreds of miles north of the origin of the outbreak. Almost 6,000 cases have been recorded in the southern capital Juba and the nearby town of Yei, the World Health...

2006-02-20 09:04:49

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 24 people and infected more than 2,000 others in southern Malawi, where hunger is driving desperate villagers to eat contaminated food, health officials said on Monday. Blantyre, the eastern African nation's commercial hub, and the famous resort district of Mangochi are among the areas hardest hit by an outbreak of the disease, Secretary of Health Wesley Sangala told Reuters. At least 2,265 people have been infected, he said. The outbreak...

2006-02-18 10:53:05

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in south Sudan has claimed 52 lives with more than 2,000 cases of the deadly disease which spreads rapidly through brimming urban centers, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The disease, identified this week as cholera, has infected 2,029 people in the towns of Yei and the regional capital Juba, and aid agencies are rushing to prevent the outbreak spreading to neighboring towns. "Chlorination of public water supplies have begun and...


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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