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2012-03-14 07:00:00

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor nearly 3,500 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Biological Sciences Category with nearly 517,000 articles partly derived by monitoring almost 1,000...

2011-12-07 09:36:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in the hospital, and these infections increase the length of stay in the hospital by six days. Researchers used The Ottawa Hospital Data Warehouse to analyze data on 136,877 admissions to The Ottawa Hospital between July 1, 2002 and March 31, 2009. A total of 1393 patients acquired C. difficile in hospital during this time, and these patients spent 34 days in hospital compared with 8 days for...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

The Online Science Magazine publishes daily reviews on popular topics within the biological sciences. The latest inclusions cover two infectious bacteria harmful to humans. Shigella is a bacteria that can cause dysentery and C diff (Clostridium difficile) can cause severe diarrhea. (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com covers a wide range of topics including biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geography, environment and health. Drawing from this pool of...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

Lifesaver USA is proud to be providing its industry leading clean water technology to Discovery Channels hit reality show Gold Rush as the record breaking show begins its new season on October 28th. Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 As the crew struggled through their first mining season last year they encountered many hardships. During one of the episodes, Todd Hoffman, the inspiration behind the adventure, was faced with a family emergency. His daughter became critically...

2011-08-18 05:35:00

Three people have died this year from a rare brain infection caused by an amoeba, called Naegleria Fowleri, which feasts on neurons. CNN's affiliate WFTV reports that a 16-year-old died Saturday in Brevard County, Florida, who may have been swimming in a river before falling victim to the amoeba. Another victim, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, was a 9-year-old in Henrico County, Virginia, whose mother said he attended a fishing day camp the week before he died. Jonathan Yoder, the...

2011-06-07 10:20:14

Kids love to spend the summer at the local pool, lake or beach but it's possible they could end up with more than just a tan. Recreational water use can lead to illnesses, says a Baylor College of Medicine pediatric infectious disease expert. "Spending time in the water should be fun for families, not something that makes them sick," said Dr. Gordon Schutze, professor of pediatrics at BCM. "By following a few basic precautions, kids and parents may be able to prevent water-borne illnesses."...

Latest Water-borne diseases Reference Libraries

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...

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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