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2011-08-04 13:10:00

One riddle solved on cholera by examination of four major river basins shows when water flow went up, nutrients in the water were associated with increase in cholera cases 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. These increased discharges often occur at times of increased temperature in coastal water, suggesting that predicting global warming's potential...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

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...

2011-06-02 22:35:25

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, according to University of Florida researchers. The mathematical models employed to analyze a large cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in 2008-2009 suggest that mass vaccinations deployed strategically could prevent future cholera epidemics in that country and others. The researchers' findings, published online in...

2011-06-01 12:52:55

Cholera's challenge to Haiti and the world 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. In a viewpoint article published on May 31st in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a coalition of medical and public health researchers, policymakers, and...

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2011-06-01 09:45:00

Researchers are focusing their attention on a computer model that would aid in predicting cholera outbreaks based on temperature increases and rainfall patterns. Cholera is a potentially lethal diarrhea-causing bacteria that affects vulnerable populations, often without warning. Scientists at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, analyzed several years of past data in cholera-prone parts of Zanzibar, Tanzania, showing that when temperatures rose one degree Celsius,...

2011-05-18 11:20:00

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...

2011-05-10 11:21:00

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. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers, restaurant operators, commercial shippers and processors of shellfish not to eat, serve, purchase, sell or ship oysters from Area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Fla. because the oysters...

2011-05-06 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for World Health and Medicine at Saint Louis University and the Institute for OneWorld Health have established a joint research agreement to develop new drugs to combat diarrhea, which is the second leading cause of death worldwide in children under age 5. Each year more than two million children in developing countries die from diarrheal diseases, which are caused by a wide range of bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogens....

2011-05-04 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas and MILAN, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) announced today that it has received CE marking for its new xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP).This innovative assay is the first test of its kind to help identify up to 95 percent of the disease causing pathogens in a single test. It delivers the highest number of relevant answers per sample in time to positively affect patient care. (Logo:...

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2011-04-07 14:20:00

Scientists said on Thursday that a gene which makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The researchers said the NDM 1 gene has spread germs that cause cholera and dysentery, and is circulating freely in other bacteria in the Indian city capital of 14 million people. "The inhabitants of New Delhi are continually being exposed to multidrug-resistant and NDM 1-positive...


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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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