Latest Waterborne diseases Stories

2013-02-03 23:00:55

A leading Australian portable water filter company has teamed up with an American leading portable water bottle company to take out the best new product award at the Outdoor Retailer Winter show in America. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 An Australian—designed filter installed in a collapsible water bottle, has scooped the pool at the US largest outdoor retail trade show. The Vapur Microfilter collapsible water bottle was given the prestigious accolade during judging of all the latest...

2012-12-31 05:02:21

Irritable Bowel Syndrome patient-expert Heather Van Vorous pioneered comprehensive dietary guidelines for managing IBS over a decade ago. Today, her ground-breaking book Eating for IBS celebrates more than 10 years as a best-seller on special diet lists and over 250,000 copies sold worldwide. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 If you´re new to the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, learning what you can and can´t eat without triggering painful symptoms used to be...

2012-10-26 00:43:38

In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks. A new doctoral thesis in history from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, presents demographic and medical history of the disease. Dysentery, or rödsot as it used to be called in Swedish, remains a major problem in developing countries. In the Western world, however, the disease is almost gone. Yet prior...

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills 10 People In Pakistan
2012-10-09 16:01:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ten people have died in Pakistan's most populated city due to a brain-eating amoeba transmitted by contaminated water. A World Health Organization (WHO) official said Naegleria fowleri is transmitted when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. The brain-eating amoeba has a fatality rate of over 98 percent. Dr Musa Khan, head of the WHO's disease early warning system in Pakistan, said that there have been 10...

2012-09-10 23:15:43

A University of Illinois microbial engineer has synthesized a sugar in human milk that is thought to protect babies from pathogens. That's important because 2FL, the shorthand scientists use to describe this human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), has not been added to infant formula because HMOs are incredibly expensive. "We know these oligosaccharides play a vital role in developing a breast-fed baby's gut microbiota and in strengthening their immunity. 2FL (2-fucosyllactose) is the most...

2012-08-27 11:16:08

Children drinking from around half the UK's private water supplies are almost 5 times more likely to pick up stomach infections — according to research from the University of East Anglia University of East Anglia research shows children at risk from rural water supplies Children drinking from around half the UK's private water supplies are almost five times more likely to pick up stomach infections — according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research...

2012-08-06 11:16:49

Researchers look at the spread of dysentery from Europe to industrializing countries Researchers have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization. Unlike other diarrheal diseases, this one is unlikely to be resolved by providing access to clean water. As developing countries become more industrialized the numbers of infections with dysentery-causing Shigella flexneri are known...

Latest Waterborne 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...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.