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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.
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.
GFS BioProtectâ„¢ 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„¢ Effluent Remediator (BPER) and GFS BioProtectâ„¢ Industrial Cleaner (BPIC) have been independently proven to kill the cholera strain responsible for the outbreak in...
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.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov.
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.
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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