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2008-02-20 14:10:00

Coated silica particles filter out toxins, pathogensTiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than conventional water purification methods, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology.Peter Majewski and Chiu Ping Chan of the Ian Wark Research Institute, at the University of South...

2007-10-17 18:00:26

Water and sanitation officials in the Norwegian capital of Oslo issued a warning Wednesday that the city's tap water supply was unsafe for consumption. The Oslo Department of Water and Sanitation said in a news release that the presence of microscopic Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium parasites had made tap water unsafe and urged citizens to boil their water before consumption or use, Aftenposten said. The bacteria found in Oslo's water supply is identical to the microscopic parasites...

2007-10-04 21:00:13

By Josh Brodesky, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct. 4--Brain-eating amoebas have taken up residence in Tucson's water supply as recent tests have shown their presence in 12 wells. While the discovery of the killer amoeba, known as Naegleria Fowleri, is surprising to at least one UA researcher, the microscopic bug's presence in the Old Pueblo's water supply doesn't pose any health risks. Tucson Water chlorinates its well water before distribution, killing the amoeba before the water...

2007-10-01 06:00:14

By Annette Wells By ANNETTE WELLS REVIEW-JOURNAL The death of an Arizona boy infected by an amoeba after swimming at Lake Havasu has caught the attention of officials responsible for Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Nevada's hot springs. They want to know if those bodies of water also harbor the microscopic killer Naegleria fowleri, which enters the body through the nostrils and eats away brain tissue. They also want to know how much of a risk the microbe might pose to the thousands of Jet...

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2007-09-28 15:00:00

By CHRIS KAHN PHOENIX - It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die. Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future. "This is definitely something we need to track," said Michael Beach, a specialist in...

2007-06-10 06:00:11

By Hanauer, Stephen B DuPont, Herbert L; Cooper, Kimberly M; Laudadio, Charles Key words: Abdominal discomfort - Acute diarrhea - Loperamide - Placebo-controlled trial - Randomized controlled trial - Simethicone ABSTRACT Objective: To compare efficacy and tolerabillty of a loperamide/ simethicone (LOP/SIM) combination product with that of loperamide (LOP) alone, simethicone (SIM) alone, and placebo (PBO) for acute nonspecific diarrhea with gas-related abdominal discomfort. Research...

2006-10-22 03:00:25

By Ottoson, J; Hansen, A; Westrell, T; Johansen, K; Et al ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate variation in the occurrence and removal of enteroviruses, noroviruses, Giardia cysts, Cryptosporidium oocysts, and the most commonly used fecal indicators in four Swedish secondary wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Paired samples were taken from the inlet and outlet of each WWTP. (Oo)cysts and indicators were enumerated with standard methods and viruses with a reverse...

2006-09-03 21:37:57

NORWICH (Reuters) - Diseases not normally seen in Europe are now starting to appear because of the world's changing climate, a scientist said on Monday. Professor Paul Hunter, of the University of East Anglia in England, told a British science conference that erratic weather that will cause flooding and drought will also lead to changes in the incidence of infectious disease. "There are already significant indications of disease burden occurring in Europe as a result of climate...

2006-06-12 02:24:51

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Sudan has spread to the war-torn western Darfur region, posing a serious threat to the 2.5 million living in squalid camps in cramped conditions, a U.N. statement said. Cholera spreads rapidly in close-knit populations. An outbreak which began in late January in south Sudan has killed at least 516 people among more than 13,800 cases, affecting six of the 10 southern states. "The World Health Organization (WHO) in Nyala (south Darfur)...

2006-06-07 07:30:48

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Angola has topped 1,500 with more than 41,000 cases reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Although the spread of the disease, which has affected 13 of the country's 18 provinces, appears to be slowing, 250-300 cases were being reported each day, the United Nations agency said. As of May 31, the outbreak had killed 1,576 people in the southern African country, up from just over 1,400 on May 25. More than half...


Latest Water-borne diseases 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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2011-04-14 16:27:41

Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...

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