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Rare Parasite Outbreak In Iowa And Nebraska
2013-07-15 05:09:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare parasite known as Cyclospora derived from fresh vegetables has sickened nearly 80 people. The outbreak has climbed from 35 people to 80 in just a week in Midwestern states. So far, Iowa and Nebraska are the only states reporting problems. The parasitic disease spreads through contaminated food and water and can cause unusually long watery diarrhea, which could last up to 57 days if it goes untreated. According to the...

Oral Vaccine For Tropical Intestinal Conditions In The Works
2013-06-10 05:38:53

[ Watch the Video: Technology That Protects Friendly Bacteria ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a new pill that can prevent the condition known as Delhi belly and traveler´s tummy in those visiting India and other tropical nations. The condition is caused by consuming contaminated food and water, and can lead to cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. However, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI),...

Probiotics Offset Effects Of Antibiotics
2013-05-31 15:53:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While antibiotics like penicillin are great for fighting off bacterial infections, they can also wreak havoc on beneficial gut bacteria, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. New research from scientists at the Cochrane Collaboration found that taking a “pre-emptive” probiotic could prevent diarrhea associated with antibiotics when symptoms are caused by the potentially dangerous Clostridium difficile...

2013-05-24 23:20:55

Irritable bowel syndrome affects millions of Americans and is often triggered by popular summertime foods. Camden, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 If you are one of the estimated 60 million Americans suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the food spread this Memorial Day weekend could put a damper on your holiday fun. “While hot dogs and ice cream have become cornerstones of the American picnic plate during the warm weather months, IBS sufferers often feel the painful effects...

2013-05-22 15:28:54

How does the bacterium Shigella–the cause of a deadly diarrheal disease–detect that it's in a human host? Ohio University scientists have found that a biological "RNA thermometer" monitors whether the environment is right for the bacterium to produce the factors it needs to survive within the body, according to a study published May 21 in the journal PLOS ONE. The scientists have been seeking more information about the genetic pathways of Shigella in the hope of finding new...

More Than 70 Percent Of Pregnant Women Suffer From Bowel Disorders
2013-05-21 09:36:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that 72 percent of pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies. However, the bowel disorders only minimally affect a pregnant woman´s quality of life. Scott Graziano, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and third-year medical student...

2013-05-17 23:18:46

Request A Test has expanded their lab test selection to include stool testing. Now customers can order affordable, convenient stool tests to aid in the diagnosis of various digestive disorders. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Request A Test, a national direct to consumer lab testing company, is now offering a new category for Stool Testing. While it may be unpleasant to think about, the testing of stool samples can be a valuable tool in aiding in the diagnosis of a number of...

2013-04-16 12:37:18

Strain is evolving to be more like virulent 1800s cholera The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin gene mutations that may account for the severity of disease and is evolving to be more like an 1800s version of cholera, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The strain, "altered El Tor," which emerged around 2000, is known to be more virulent and to cause more severe diarrhea and dehydration than earlier strains that had been circulating since the...

2013-03-11 23:00:34

Great Taste No Pain is the latest program created by Sherry Brescia, who promises to give people an IBS diet plan to help them treat the digestive problem effectively. A full Great Taste No Pain review from the site HealthReviewCenter.com shows if the program is helpful for users to use. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Great Taste No Pain is the newest achievement of Sherry Brescia, who claims to give people the IBS diet plan to help them eliminate the problem of irritable bowel syndrome...

2013-02-09 23:01:57

A class action lawsuit alleging patrons of the Golden Corral restaurant in Casper, Wyoming became ill with norovirus after eating at the restaurant was filed Friday in Federal District Court in Wyoming. (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Customers of the Casper, Wyoming Golden Corral filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant Friday, alleging they were part of a norovirus food poisoning outbreak that was traced to food served at the restaurant in December. The lawsuit was filed in Federal...


Latest Waterborne 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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