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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.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A cyclone wrecks coastal Myanmar, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever.
As climate change brings new threats to human existence, scientists plan to better calculate disease outbreaks as they forecast weather.
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].
Despite claims by Myanmarâ€™s junta that health conditions are normal in the nationâ€™s devastated Irawaddy delta, many believe the area is a recipe for disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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