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2009-03-23 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March 22 was World Water Day, an international day of observance that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The focus of World Water Day this year is Transboundary Waters: Sharing Water, Sharing Opportunities. The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 makes access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene, within the broad context of sound water resources...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Jeff Mosier and Holly Yan, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 1--The Dallas County medical examiner's office is investigating whether the death of a 6-year-old girl is related to the parasitic infection cryptosporidiosis. Rosemary Stagaman of Richardson died Monday at Medical City Dallas Hospital. The disease can be spread through contaminated water, including swimming pools. The girl's father said that she did swim but that he did not know what led to her death. Jacqueline M. Bell, a...

2008-08-01 03:00:35

By Jeff Mosier and Holly Yan, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 1--The Dallas County medical examiner's office is investigating whether the death of a 6-year-old girl is related to the parasitic infection cryptosporidiosis. Rosemary Stagaman of Richardson died Monday at Medical City Dallas Hospital. The disease can be spread through contaminated water, including swimming pools. The girl's father said that she did swim but that he did not know what led to her death. Jacqueline M. Bell, a...

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 1--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 27--After treating its water against the parasite Cryptosporidium, Burger's Lake has reopened for the first time since July 16, NBC5 reported. Workers at the popular swimming hole completed the hyperchlorination process recommended by health officials, a park worker said. Hyperchlorination involves "shocking" the water with a concentrated dose of chlorine. As of Wednesday, the department had confirmed 20 cases of cryptosporidiosis. Symptoms...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Alex Branch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--FORT WORTH -- Water samples taken from Burger's Lake tested positive for Cryptosporidium, a waterborne parasite confirmed to have sickened at least 20 people, health officials announced Wednesday. Health officials have suspected the popular Fort Worth swimming hole of playing a role in the outbreak but could not confirm it until tests were completed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Officials said the...

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...


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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.