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  • Global Cholera Risks are High but Disease Can be Controlled
    From Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen, cholera – and the threat of a cholera outbreak – is a major public health concern for governments and the international health community. Use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is proving to be an efficient tool to ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Strengthens Laboratory Capacity During Cholera Outbreak in Tanzania
    As of May 16, 2015, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in the Kigoma region, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, along the Tanzania border with Burundi. Cholera is endemic in the region, but due to a recent influx of thousands of Burundian refugees, overcrowding and poor ...More
    June 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Intestinal Bacteria Succession During Recovery From Cholera in Bangladesh
    A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease. The report also finds what appear to ...More
    May 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • An Italian Cemetery May Provide Clues on Cholera's Evolution
    A team of archaeologists and other researchers hope that an ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the deadly bacterium that causes cholera. The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of ...More
    February 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cholera Prevention Measures Reduce Transmission Among Displaced People in South Sudan
    When violence erupted in South Sudan at the end of 2013, tens of thousands of people fleeing the conflict sought refuge in United Nations bases positioned around the country in the hope that peacekeepers stationed there would protect them. The bases were quickly ...More
    February 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Find a Predatory Device in the Cholera Bacterium
    Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae infects the small intestine. The disease is characterized by acute watery diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration. EPFL scientists have now demonstrated that V. cholerae uses a tiny spear to stab and kill neighboring ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • UTSA Microbiologists Discover Regulatory Thermometer That Controls Cholera
    Karl Klose, professor of biology and a researcher in UTSA's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has teamed up with researchers at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany to understand how humans get infected with cholera, Their findings were released this week ...More
    September 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • War Between Bacteria and Phages Benefits Humans
    In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. In a new study, researchers from Tufts University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners In Health, Haiti's National Public Health ...More
    September 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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