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A joint study by local oyster growers and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that moving farmed oysters into saltier waters just prior to harvest nearly eliminates the presence of a bacterium that can sicken humans.
With cholera on the rampage in Haiti and almost 40 other countries, scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes the disease.
Just over a year after the earthquake in Haiti killed 222,000 people there's a new problem that is killing Haitians.
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®.
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...
In deep ocean waters, it's sometimes difficult to hide from predators -- that's why so many sea creatures have evolved extraordinary methods of disguise.
Haiti cholera epidemic is spreading quickly and could easily worsen despite efforts to control it. As concerns rise over massive health challenges, Dr.
The discovery of how bacteria communicate may lead to new types of antibiotics and ways of improving actions of good bacteria.
Scientists are investigating impact of oil spill on vibrios and their antibiotic association with phytoplankton.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DIATHERIX Laboratories (www.DIATHERIX.com) adds a gastrointestinal (GI) panel to its lineup of highly sensitive, rapid response diagnostic tests.
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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