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Cholera Outbreak Gripping Mexico, 171 Confirmed Cases
2013-10-21 06:41:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, 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 may have contributed to the growing number of cholera cases that are now also affecting the region, which first became evident around the second week of September. Mexico’s Ministry of Health has reported a total of...

2013-10-18 11:49:19

Children of women harboring the bilharzia (schistosomiasis) worm during pregnancy are more likely to suffer the infection by the age of five years, a new study publishing October 17th, 2013 in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has found. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Makerere University, University of Cambridge and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) around the Entebbe peninsula of Lake...

New Compounds Could Have Major Impact In Struggle Against Evolving Drug Resistance
2013-10-07 16:03:42

University of California - San Diego By tinkering with their chemical structures, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have essentially re-invented a class of popular antimicrobial drugs, restoring and in some cases, expanding or improving, their effectiveness against drug-resistant pathogens in animal models. Writing in the October 7 Early Edition of PNAS, Lars Eckmann, MD, professor of medicine, and colleagues describe creating more than 650 new...

Flesh Eating Beach Bacteria In Florida
2013-09-30 14:00:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Deadly flesh-eating bacteria are emerging on the beaches of Florida and health officials are warning people at the coastlines to be aware. The Vibrio vulnificus bacterium has killed nine people in Florida so far this year, according to a report from a local ABC affiliate in Florida. This bacteria occur naturally in seawater, but they can get into a person's bloodstream through an open wound or from consuming raw shellfish. The Centers...

Cyclospora Infections Continue To Climb Despite Halt On Salad Mix Production
2013-08-19 08:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US health officials have continued their investigation into the root cause of a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far infected more than 575 people across 19 US states. However, while infections from two states have been traced back to a salad packer in Mexico, more people are continuing to get sick in other states around the country. According to an August 15 update by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

2013-08-08 23:26:28

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc, an innovative supplier of water purification systems, has supplied water purification systems to Bahamas Habitat, a non-profit group that flies to Haiti and the Bahamas to support orphanages and schools. Santa Cruz CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Bahamas Habitat approached Clean Water Systems with a need to provide drinking water to an orphanage and mission in Ouanaminthe, Haiti which is near the border with the Dominican Republic on the north coast. The...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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