Cholera


  • Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan
    On May 15, 2014, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba. The index case was retrospectively identified with onset of illness on April 23, 2014. Four cases have been laboratory confirmed following tests conducted by the African Medical ...More
    June 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ministry of Health in Mexico Reports Four Additional Cholera Cases
    The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported an additional four cases of infection with Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa. Of these, three are from the state of Veracruz and one from the state of Hidalgo. Since the beginning of this outbreak in September 2013 to date, a total of ...More
    November 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Four New Cases of Cholera in Mexico are Reported
    The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported an additional four cases of infection with Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa. Of these, two are from the state of Hidalgo and two from the state of Veracruz. Since the beginning of this outbreak in September 2013 to date, a total of 180 ...More
    November 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Five New Cases of Cholera in Mexico are Reported
    The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported an additional five cases of infection with Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa toxigenic. The five cases occurred in the geographic zone of la Huasteca, an area where urbanization, availability of drinking water and basic sanitation ...More
    October 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Ministry of Health in Mexico Reports 171 Confirmed Cases of Cholera
    The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported 171 confirmed cases, including one death, of infection with Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa toxigenic between Sept. 9, 2013 and Oct. 18, 2013. In the second week of September 2013, Mexico was affected simultaneously by a hurricane and ...More
    October 21, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Studies Show Cholera Emerging as a Driver of Progress in Public Health in Haiti
    The deadly cholera epidemic that rocked earthquake-shattered Haiti in 2010, claiming 8,000 lives and counting, has rallied the public health community to seek water and sewer improvements that, combined with vaccination, could prevent some 89,000 future cholera infections. ...More
    October 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Genetic Key to Conquering Cholera
    Researchers have long understood that genetics can play a role in how susceptible people are to contracting cholera, but a team of Harvard scientists is now uncovering evidence of genetic changes that might also help protect some people from contracting the deadly disease. ...More
    July 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • Genomes of Cholera Bacteria from Haiti Confirm Epidemic Originated from Single Source
    The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American ...More
    July 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Haiti Cholera Mutations Could Lead to More Severe Disease
    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 ...More
    April 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Haiti Can Quell Cholera Without Vaccinating Most People, Researchers Say
    Cholera could be contained in Haiti by vaccinating less than half the population, University of Florida researchers suggest in a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports. The work places UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute in the pro-vaccination camp in an ongoing ...More
    January 10, 2013 Posted in News
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