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2011-06-02 22:35:25

Mathematical models analyzing how a cholera outbreak spread in Zimbabwe are providing new insights into the most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics, according to University of Florida researchers. The mathematical models employed to analyze a large cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in 2008-2009 suggest that mass vaccinations deployed strategically could prevent future cholera epidemics in that country and others. The researchers' findings, published online in...

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2011-06-01 09:45:00

Researchers are focusing their attention on a computer model that would aid in predicting cholera outbreaks based on temperature increases and rainfall patterns. Cholera is a potentially lethal diarrhea-causing bacteria that affects vulnerable populations, often without warning. Scientists at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, analyzed several years of past data in cholera-prone parts of Zanzibar, Tanzania, showing that when temperatures rose one degree Celsius,...

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....

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2008-11-11 15:45:00

Researchers say they are now using satellite monitoring of marine environments for predicting cholera outbreaks. Cholera outbreaks follow seasonal increases in sea temperature, scientists said, and this could provide an early warning system for India and Bangladesh where cholera epidemics occur regularly. Tiny animals, which increase in number with sea temperature rise, bring the cholera pathogen into the drinking water supply. The satellites were able to pick up sea temperature changes in...


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