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2011-03-08 12:26:03

Experts develop tool to predict course of Haiti's cholera outbreak, offer disease control strategies for immediate implementation 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. Control strategies are needed, as Haiti is in the midst of a cholera epidemic that has killed 4,000 people, and sickened at least 217,000 more in all of Haiti's...

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2011-02-20 07:05:00

US scientists, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington Saturday, said climate change could increase exposure to water-borne diseases originating in the world'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. Numerous studies have shown that shifts from climate change make ocean and freshwater ecosystems more susceptible to...

2011-02-09 14:43:33

With cholera on the rampage in Haiti and almost 40 other countries, scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes the disease. The report appears in ACS' journal Bioconjugate Chemistry. Cholera affects more than 200,000 people annually, mainly in developing countries, and causes about 5,000 deaths. Many involve infants, children, and the elderly. J. Manuel Perez and colleagues note that cholera is an intestinal...

2011-02-01 10:46:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stepping up its response to a cholera outbreak that continues to claim lives in Haiti, the American Red Cross today announced an additional $7.4 million in cholera-related programs and partnerships. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) With these new cholera prevention and treatment programs, which will be implemented across the country, the American Red Cross has now spent and signed agreements to...

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2011-01-31 06:05:00

The wave of cholera that has killed more than 4,000 Haitians since October is receding, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters on Sunday. "I want to first of all express my great appreciation and admiration for everyone working to stem and then reverse the cholera epidemic," Clinton said in baking heat outside the tent-like structure. She reiterated the US commitment to Haitians' health needs "and other needs that are present and in many ways exacerbated by the continuing...

2011-01-26 12:10:24

Cholera vaccination beneficial, post-outbreak Researchers newly report evidence that vaccination against cholera can be beneficial even after an outbreak has begun. Rita Reyburn, Dr. Lorenz von Seidlein, Dr. John Clemens and colleagues at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in Seoul, Korea analyze the impact that vaccination could have had on recent outbreaks around the globe in "The case for reactive mass oral cholera vaccinations", and Drs. Dang Duc Anh and Anna Lena Lopez and...

2011-01-20 16:35:28

Just over a year after the earthquake in Haiti killed 222,000 people there's a new problem that is killing Haitians. A cholera outbreak has doctors in the area scrambling and the water-borne illness has already claimed 3600 lives according to officials with M©dicin Sans Frontires (Doctors without Borders). Stefan Pukatzki, a bacteriologist in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is hoping that down the road he can help prevent deadly cholera outbreaks....

2011-01-18 22:17:35

A complex sugar may someday become one of the most effective weapons to stop the spread of cholera, a disease that has claimed thousands of lives in Haiti since the devastating earthquake last year. A technique developed by University of Central Florida scientists would allow relief workers to test water sources that could be contaminated with the cholera toxin. In the test, the sugar dextran is coated onto iron oxide nanoparticles and then added to a sample of the water. If the cholera toxin...

2011-01-09 00:43:49

January 12, 2011 is the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The country remains in a dire state with over a million Haitians still living in tent cities and Cholera rapidly spreading through the country claiming thousands of victims. However, Epic International is working to bring clean water to the people of Haiti through the distribution of water filters. Newport Beach, California (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011 January 12, 2011 is the one-year anniversary of Haiti's...

2011-01-06 15:44:00

Program to provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education to benefit 13,000 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is continuing its support of efforts to aid Haitians affected by the recent cholera outbreak by providing approximately 13,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation goods, and hygiene education. A grant of US$50,000 to Mercy Corps (MC) will help to support the extensive relief and education program being...


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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