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In early September 2013, Mexico was affected by a hurricane and tropical storm that dumped heavy rain on the region, causing floods, landslides and displacement of large numbers of people. Health experts noted that the disaster could be to blame for a growing number of cholera cases affecting the region.
Deadly flesh-eating bacteria have killed 9 people on the beaches of Florida, and health officials are warning people at the coastlines to be aware.
The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere."
The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought.
Further proof today that our actions have long-lasting effects on our ecosystem, as a published paper has shown that man-made climate change is the main factor behind an emergence of bacteria in Northern Europe and other parts of the world.
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Researchers have used next generation sequencing to trace the source and explain the spread of the latest (seventh) cholera pandemic.
Researchers are focusing their attention on a computer model that would aid in predicting cholera outbreaks based on temperature increases and rainfall patterns.
Warning follows bacterial illness outbreak SILVER SPRING, Md., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Fast Facts The U.S.
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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