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2013-07-02 11:24:22

The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The results of this latest study are consistent with earlier findings that indicate Vibrio cholerae bacteria were introduced to Haiti by United nations soldiers between July and...

2013-05-15 13:08:13

While considerable recent progress has been made against childhood diarrheal diseases, the number of children dying from diarrhea remains unacceptably high. This week, PLOS Medicine publishes a report based upon the work of over 150 international experts who convened to review and discuss research priorities to address this global problem. Zulfiqar Bhutta from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan and colleagues report that the most important priority is for more research on implementation of...

2013-05-13 23:01:31

Findings published in The Lancet can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrheal diseases, which claim the lives of 800,000 children annually. The study was coordinated by the University of Maryland School of Medicine´s Center for Vaccine Development. Baltimore. MD (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 A new international study published today in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children...

2013-04-19 19:18:04

Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That´s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer after they demonstrated last May that algae can be engineered to produce a vaccine that blocks malaria transmission. In a follow up study, published online today in the scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, they got their answer: Not yet, although the same method may work as a vaccine against...

2013-04-16 12:37:18

Strain is evolving to be more like virulent 1800s cholera The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin gene mutations that may account for the severity of disease and is evolving to be more like an 1800s version of cholera, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The strain, "altered El Tor," which emerged around 2000, is known to be more virulent and to cause more severe diarrhea and dehydration than earlier strains that had been circulating since the...

2013-01-17 16:23:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral Rehydration Therapy saves millions of lives annually, and could save many more, according to Drip Drop founder Eduardo Dolhun M.D. Dr. Dolhun delivered his presentation at "Game Changers," TEDx event in Overland Park, Kansas. "The problem of how to save two million children a year has already been solved," began Dr. Dolhun to a crowd of 100, "and it was solved over 30 years ago." Yet to this day, more children under the age of 5 die every...

Better Vaccines Through Designer Bacteria
2013-01-16 04:49:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Texas-Austin (UTA) recently revealed that they have been able to develop 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria that could boost the effectiveness of vaccines for diseases such as cholera, HPV, the flu, and pertussis. The findings on these strains of E. coli were featured in a recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These strains of E. coli are part of a...

2012-11-14 12:26:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop, Inc., a medical start-up dedicated to the scientific advancement and application of oral rehydration solutions (ORS), is participating in on-the-ground efforts assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy. Five hundred packets of Drip Drop's proprietary ORS are being used by Direct Relief International, which is providing critical medical services in the worst affected areas. With Drip Drop ORS, relief workers can help patients recover from...

2012-09-25 06:27:05

Shipment from Health Partners International of Canada will save lives of people affected by disease which has struck nearly 20,000 MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - A large donation of a vitally needed treatment for cholera is on its way from the Montreal pharmaceutical company Pharmascience Inc. to the African country of Sierra Leone to treat people there who have been stricken by cholera in a serious outbreak of the disease which started earlier this year. The donation has been...

2012-09-13 06:30:47

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emergency shipment of medical aid has arrived in Sierra Leone for the cholera epidemic that has already sickened 17,000 people and left more than 250 dead. The shipment contains enough oral rehydration solution, intravenous fluids, antibiotics, syringes, and other medical supplies to treat up to 15,000 patients at Ministry of Health and Sanitation cholera treatment centers in six districts. AmeriCares is also equipping...


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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