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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...

2011-01-03 17:54:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one year after a 7.0-earthquake struck Haiti, International Medical Corps is rapidly expanding its initial health response to address new medical needs caused by the cholera outbreak, while building capacity within the local health care system through training programs that increase the knowledge and skills of Haitian medical professionals, including emergency and trauma care that will save lives in future emergencies....

2010-12-23 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) recently became an active partner in the battle against a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has reportedly infected an estimated 600,000 people and left more than 2,400 dead. Responding to a call for assistance from AmeriCares, one of the Foundation's partners, TPRF made a grant of US$40,000 to provide clean drinking water for over 38,800 people for a month to help them remain healthy during the epidemic....

2010-12-20 11:15:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and Baxter International Inc. have teamed to deliver additional lifesaving intravenous (IV) solutions to Haiti as part of their ongoing effort to stem the cholera outbreak. AmeriCares has been working around the clock to distribute IV solutions, oral rehydration salts, antibiotics, hand sanitizers and other critical aid since the outbreak was reported in October. As a leading manufacturer of products used in the delivery...

2010-12-17 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the growing cholera epidemic in Haiti, the American Red Cross announced today it is donating $1.5 million to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to purchase, ship, store and distribute IV fluids and other essential supplies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) This action comes as the number of cholera cases in Haiti has now exceeded 100,000. Funds will provide 250,000 liters of...

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2010-12-10 08:40:00

A team of US and Haitian researchers have discovered that the cholera epidemic currently plaguing the Latin American nation likely originated from South Asia, according to a new study published online Thursday at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) website. The study--which was led by Dr. Stephen Calderwood, the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Morton N. Swartz, Academy Professor of Medicine (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) at...

2010-12-09 18:26:52

New clinical strains of cholera appear to have evolved a distinctly different mechanism to cause the same disease according to research published in the current issue of the online journal mBio®. Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent for the diarrheal disease cholera. While there are more than 200 different serogroups only the O1 and the O139 strains have been known to cause epidemic and pandemic outbreaks of disease, using a toxin-coregulated pilus (TCP) and cholera toxin...

2010-12-06 07:30:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated critically needed medical supplies to assist cholera patients in Haiti. The products will be used at Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien. JUH is the main public hospital for the entire northern sector of the country; the I.V. solutions and supplies will also be distributed to the numerous cholera treatment units (CTUs) that have been established in the...


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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