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JOHANNESBURG, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America today launched a weeklong initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa, connecting women leaders from sub-Saharan
Amid intense coverage of the Ebola crisis, thousands worldwide die from the common flu.
Killing more than one third of the European population in the mid-14th century, the bubonic plague has long been blamed on rats that allegedly snuck onto sailing ships and transported disease-ridden fleas all over the continent. But, now, a new study currently appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that giant gerbils from Asia were more likely the rodents responsible for spreading the Black Death.
NEW YORK, Feb.
A team of archaeologists and other researchers hope that an ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the deadly bacterium that causes cholera.
The plague might seem like a thing of the past, but in Madagascar, the World Health Organization has identified 119 cases of it, with more than 40 deaths confirmed.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The scientific evidence is clear.
OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor and Dr.
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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