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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.
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.
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.
Experts fear the cholera epidemic affecting Haiti may be worse than officials previously thought.
A new study being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine (www.annals.org), outlines the path of the cholera outbreak in Haiti and identifies immediate strategies for controlling the epidemic.
US scientists on Saturday said climate change could increase exposure to water-borne diseases originating in the worldâ€™s oceans, lakes and coastal ecosystems, adding that the impact will most likely be felt within the next 30 years, and as early as the next 10 years.
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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