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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...

2005-09-21 17:02:09

BISSAU (Reuters) - The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Guinea-Bissau is approaching 300 and more than 4,000 new cases have been reported this month alone, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The tiny West African state was the worst hit by a region-wide cholera epidemic after months of heavy rains triggered outbreaks of the waterborne disease by flooding latrines and contaminating wells. "There have been 15,776 registered cases, including 288 deaths," Tome Ca, a health...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Most people fail to recognize symptoms of the most widespread treatable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today, or that it may pose serious health risks for both men and women, according to experts. "Women now know that a chlamydia infection may impair their fertility, for example, but don't realize trichomoniasis also places patients at greater risk for infertility and acquisition and transmission of HIV," said Dr. Sebastian Faro, clinical professor of obstetrics,...


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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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