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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...

2010-11-12 15:08:00

Additional shipments of lifesaving medicines being expedited STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, with its team on the ground providing medical aid since cholera was first reported, is readying additional emergency shipments of medicines to Haiti, including both an air and sea shipment, to combat the deadly disease which is spreading quickly and has now reached the capital city of Port-au-Prince. AmeriCares previous shipments carrying oral rehydration...

2010-11-12 14:37:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Tomas has complicated the already difficult sanitary and living conditions of the Haitian people. The results of the flooding have caused a high spike in the number of cases of Cholera. The death toll is over 800 and rising, with 11,215 reported cases, according to the Haitian Health Ministry's website. Bright Hope has access to immediate aid to help with this urgent health situation in affected regions we serve....

2010-11-12 12:59:00

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart to Heart International Inc., a leading humanitarian organization, today said that it has been asked by the Haitian Ministry of Health to join the fight in containing a cholera outbreak that is quickly spreading toward the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where 1.5 million people living in tent cities are at risk of contracting this deadly infectious disease. Heart to Heart medical staff and volunteers treated their first five cases of...

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2010-11-12 09:25:00

The cholera outbreak in Haiti has now killed an estimated 800 people, leading health officials to appeal for millions of dollars in aid to help deal with the nation's growing epidemic. "As of November 8, we had about 640 deaths. Today we are at 800," Ezra Barzilay, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a conference call from Haiti to the participants of a medical conference in Mississippi. Reuters reports that Barzilay also said the situation was...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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