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2010-12-24 11:04:00

Baked goods and pastries may be repackaged, sold under other labels SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fast Facts Rolf's Patisserie, a gourmet European style bakery located in Lincolnwood, Ill., is recalling all desserts made after Nov. 1, 2010. The products include tiramisu, cakes, cobblers, decorated cookies, tarts, pastries, and pies. The desserts have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning. Because Rolf's...

2010-12-09 18:26:52

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 mBio®. Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent for the diarrheal disease cholera. While there are more than 200 different serogroups only the O1 and the O139 strains have been known to cause epidemic and pandemic outbreaks of disease, using a toxin-coregulated pilus (TCP) and cholera toxin...

2010-11-12 14:37:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Tomas has complicated the already difficult sanitary and living conditions of the Haitian people. The results of the flooding have caused a high spike in the number of cases of Cholera. The death toll is over 800 and rising, with 11,215 reported cases, according to the Haitian Health Ministry's website. Bright Hope has access to immediate aid to help with this urgent health situation in affected regions we serve....

2010-10-23 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is extremely concerned about an outbreak of cholera in northern Haiti, and is assisting in the rapid response by the Red Cross network. As of Saturday morning, the government was reporting 2,364 people infected and 194 deaths following an outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions of Haiti. This is not an area directly affected by the earthquake of January 12th, but the Red Cross is concerned...

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2010-06-22 07:45:50

Campylobacter jejuni causes more diarrhea than Salmonella Sampling of pigeons captured on the streets of Madrid has revealed the bacterial pathogens they carry. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica found two bugs that were highly prevalent in the bird population, Chlamydophila psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni, both of which cause illness in humans. Fernando Esper³n from the Animal Health Research Center, Madrid, Spain, worked with a...

2010-06-18 00:51:15

Diarrhea represents a major condition responsible for pediatric mortality worldwide. The onset of neonatal diarrhea may rapidly lead to life threatening dehydration and malnutrition. Clinical and epidemiologic studies defining severity and etiology are needed in order to improve diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the management of neonatal diarrhea. A research team from Italy did a retrospective, nationwide study involving 5801 subjects observed in neonatal intensive care units during...

2010-05-20 10:42:21

A five-year follow up study in Bangladesh finds that women are literally wearing the answer to better health for themselves, their families and even their neighbors. Using the simple sari to filter household water protects not only the household from cholera, but reduces the incidence of disease in neighboring households that do not filter. The results of this study appear in the inaugural issue of mBioâ“ž¢, the first online, open-access journal published by the...

2010-04-29 06:13:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dysentery - Dysentery is a Common Problem for Expatriates Moving Abroad - Poor Sanitation is Often the Cause - Following a Few Simple Tips Can Avoid Serious Illness - MediCare International (http://www.medicare.co.uk) Policies Cover Dysentery Cases Most people have experienced some form of stomach infection at one point in their lives, usually when they have been overseas in a new environment. The symptoms usually include...

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2010-04-19 10:25:00

Many tourists travelling abroad go down with diarrhea, which can be caused by Salmonella. While probiotics are often cited as the solution to various stomach problems, the probiotic, Lactobacillus plantarum has no effect on Salmonella, reveals a new thesis at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In Sweden around 4,000 people a year are infected with Salmonella bacteria, with around 85 per cent picking up the infection abroad. The acute infection is generally followed by a lengthy period of...

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2010-02-25 06:25:00

Women and men contract different types of illnesses when traveling around the world, according to a new study. Researchers found that of almost 59,000 international travelers participating in the study, women proved to be more likely to suffer from diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues, colds, urinary tract infections and have bad reactions to medications, including those taken to prevent malaria. On the other hand, men were more likely to have fevers, including from infections from...


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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