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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.
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.
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.
Researchers newly report evidence that vaccination against cholera can be beneficial even after an outbreak has begun.
Just over a year after the earthquake in Haiti killed 222,000 people there's a new problem that is killing Haitians.
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.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan.
LOS ANGELES, Dec.
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...