Latest cholera Stories
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://www.MMDR.org, based in Brentwood, TN provides medical care in Port au Prince, Haiti to patients affected by the recent cholera outbreak.
Just as the rainy season is driving a new surge of cholera cases in Haiti, a new computational model could forecast where outbreaks are likely to occur.
An examination of the world's largest river basins found nutrient-rich and powerful river discharges led to spikes in the blooms of plankton associated with cholera outbreaks.
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, a Brentwood, TN based disaster relief organization returns to cholera ravaged Haiti with a team of twenty medical doctors, dentists and nurses for the eighteenth time since the January 2010 earthquake. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://www.mmdr.org, a Brentwood, TN based disaster relief organization returns to cholera ravaged Haiti with a team of twenty medical doctors, dentists and nurses for the eighteenth time since...
Mathematical models analyzing how a cholera outbreak spread in Zimbabwe are providing new insights into the most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics.
Debate about the public health response to Haiti's cholera epidemic continues as the crisis enters its ninth month, with some experts arguing that a vaccination campaign in Haiti would be neither feasible nor cost-effective, and advocating putting forth other measures.
Researchers are focusing their attention on a computer model that would aid in predicting cholera outbreaks based on temperature increases and rainfall patterns.
World Health Assembly needs to prioritize safe water to eliminate guinea worm and cholera NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders at this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva could miss the last hurdle in finally ridding the world of a debilitating disease unless they take vital steps to address the global water crisis, said WaterAid today. The world is on the verge of eradicating dracunculiasis, a waterborne parasitic disease caused by guinea worm, which remains in only...
Warning follows bacterial illness outbreak SILVER SPRING, Md., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Fast Facts The U.S.
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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