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2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 23--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found the parasite Cryptosporidium in water samples from Burger's Lake, Tarrant County Public Health announced today. County officials had suspected that the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole -- which temporarily closed last week -- had been the source of an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis. The health department also announced today that the number of confirmed cases has increased...

2008-07-22 21:00:24

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--The number of confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium infections has increased to 16, Tarrant County Public Health announced today. Meanwhile, the city of Arlington is following the request of the health department to hyperchlorinate all public pools. All seven public swimming pools will be closed Wednesday to allow for the treatment. County officials last announced Friday that they knew about nine cases of the parasitic infection since the...

2008-07-17 21:00:34

By Jan Jarvis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 17--FORT WORTH -- Burger's Lake in west Fort Worth has closed while health officials investigate whether a waterborne parasite has sickened at least eight patrons at the popular swimming hole, Tarrant County Public Health announced today. The lake has not been confirmed as the source of the cryptosporidiosis outbreak, but health officials suspect it is involved. The owner was cooperative and closed the facility Wednesday night, agency...

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 17--A popular private lake in Fort Worth has temporarily closed after eight customers were diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, a disease caused by a microscopic parasite. The Tarrant County Public Health Department announced this morning that Burger's Lake had voluntarily closed the night before. Vanessa Joseph, a county public health spokeswoman, said water samples had been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and...

2008-06-04 06:00:00

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- -- Kentucky public health and water quality officials are promoting healthy swimming behavior to minimize the hazards of waterborne illnesses among those who take dips in public waterways and pools. Swimmers are reminded to avoid swimming in sections of waterways where the state Division of Water and the Division of Public Health and Protection and Safety issued warnings last year. Advisories, reissued for this year, include some eastern Kentucky sections of the upper...

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2008-02-20 14:10:00

Coated silica particles filter out toxins, pathogensTiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than conventional water purification methods, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology.Peter Majewski and Chiu Ping Chan of the Ian Wark Research Institute, at the University of South...

2007-10-17 18:00:26

Water and sanitation officials in the Norwegian capital of Oslo issued a warning Wednesday that the city's tap water supply was unsafe for consumption. The Oslo Department of Water and Sanitation said in a news release that the presence of microscopic Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium parasites had made tap water unsafe and urged citizens to boil their water before consumption or use, Aftenposten said. The bacteria found in Oslo's water supply is identical to the microscopic parasites...

2006-06-12 02:24:51

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Sudan has spread to the war-torn western Darfur region, posing a serious threat to the 2.5 million living in squalid camps in cramped conditions, a U.N. statement said. Cholera spreads rapidly in close-knit populations. An outbreak which began in late January in south Sudan has killed at least 516 people among more than 13,800 cases, affecting six of the 10 southern states. "The World Health Organization (WHO) in Nyala (south Darfur)...

2006-05-23 08:05:33

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died in a cholera outbreak in southern Sudan where two-thirds of the population drink unclean water, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Southern Sudan's towns are overflowing as hundreds of thousands of people return home after a peace deal signed last year to end more than two decades of civil war. Living in crowded, unsanitary conditions, diseases like cholera and meningitis are spreading fast. An outbreak of acute...

2006-03-31 08:41:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Millions of people are at risk from deadly diseases such as cholera and meningitis in Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, appealing for funds urgently to combat major outbreaks. "A significant increase in disease incidence and in preventable deaths is expected unless the shortfall of $24 million in funds for health are provided immediately," said Ala Din Alwan, WHO's representative for health action in crises. The United Nations agency, in...


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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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