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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.
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.
Program to provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education to benefit 13,000 LOS ANGELES, Jan.
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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.
A team of US and Haitian researchers have discovered that the cholera epidemic currently plaguing the Latin American nation likely originated from South Asia.
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 mBioÂ®.
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.
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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