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2010-12-03 14:36:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic (DR) Ministry of Tourism is providing the facts to ensure travelers have all of the information on the health situation in the DR concerning cholera. DR Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez reported that the DR government has a proactive disease prevention system and is implementing public education efforts to prevent cholera noting that it is very unlikely any long-term cholera outbreaks will take hold...

2010-12-01 00:32:49

GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Effluent Remediator (BPER) utilizes revolutionary new biotechnology to remove odour, breakdown waste, and kill Vibrio Cholerae in camp latrines. Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Global Future Solutions (GFS) announced today that its non-toxic waste treatment products GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Effluent Remediator (BPER) and GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Industrial Cleaner (BPIC) have been...

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2010-11-30 12:40:00

A leading French epidemiologist said Monday that the strain of cholera that triggered an epidemic has claimed over 1,600 lives in Haiti and it must have been brought in from abroad. Many Haitians believe the deadly outbreak was caused by poor sanitation at a camp for U.N. peacekeeping troops from Nepal.  The U.N. force said that there is no proof of this taking place. Professor Renaud Piarroux, a cholera specialist, told AFP that the epidemic could cause 200,000 people to become ill....

2010-11-29 12:20:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross announced today it is committing an additional $2 million to combat an escalating cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed more than 1,700 people and sickened more than 75,000. The funds will be used to purchase much-needed supplies, including 40 million chlorine tabs, 3 million pieces of soap, and 140,000 oral rehydration solution sachets, as well as tens of thousands of buckets, jerry cans and water...

2010-11-27 00:00:50

Since the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, many organizations rushed in to implement emergency relief as well as begin the long-term work of rebuilding the infrastructure of the country. Good Neighbor Insurance has been supplying these aid workers with short-term overseas health and crisis insurance, and is now prepared to help those now traveling to the region due to the recent epidemic. Gilbert, AZ (Vocus) November 26, 2010 Jeff Gulleson of Good Neighbor Insurance states, 'As an...

2010-11-25 22:06:10

As the cholera epidemic in Haiti continues to rage, public health workers are focusing their efforts on treating the tens of thousands who have already been hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms and providing clean water and adequate sanitation to control the disease's spread. Could the United States be doing more to help the situation? In an editorial published in the November 24, 2010, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, vaccine and infectious disease specialists Matthew Waldor...

2010-11-25 22:04:40

'Vaccine delivery to as-yet-unaffected parts of Haiti could help stabilize the country' In the wake of devastating cholera outbreaks in refugee camps in earthquake-wracked Haiti, a group of leading experts from Harvard Medical School, George Washington University, and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) have urged the United States to create an emergency stockpile of cholera vaccines for future humanitarian use. "The costs to the U.S. of creating and maintaining a stockpile of several...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

Haiti cholera epidemic is spreading quickly and could easily worsen despite efforts to control it. As concerns rise over massive health challenges, Dr. Dalmacy outlines steps every Haitian and every health provider caring for cholera victims should take to stay alive, save lives and prevent further spread of the disease. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Early in October 2010, a number of Cholera cases were reported in localities of Haiti's Central and Artibonite regional departments....

2010-11-18 14:27:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic (DR) Ministry of Tourism reassures visitors that the isolated case of cholera contracted in Haiti by a citizen visiting his family in that country has been diagnosed and successfully treated at a hospital in the Dominican Republic (DR). Due to careful DR monitoring and prevention systems, the 32-year-old Haitian construction worker who returned to the DR last Friday with symptoms of the intestinal...

2010-11-16 00:00:40

DQE, a leader in mass care and emergency response supplies, is assisting aid agencies in finding the appropriate resources and supplies for cholera patient care beyond makeshift solutions. Fishers, Indiana (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 According to the Pan American Health Organization, cholera is one of the leading causes of death in the world, with an estimated 3 million to 5 million cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths every year worldwide. Outbreaks of cholera have killed over 540...


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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