Newsdesk Cholera in Yemen
With a fragile health-care system, war-torn Yemen now faces a second wave of cholera amid famine and lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan reports.
Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough wat...
Publication date: 18 January 2018 Source:Neuroscience Letters, Volume 664 Author(s): Irina G. Bryndina, Maria N. Shalagina, Alexey V. Sekunov, Andrei L. Zefirov, Alexey M. Petrov Disuse-induced skeletal muscle dysfunction is a serious consequence of long-term spaceflight, numerous diseases and conditions for which treatment possibilities are still strictly limited. We have previously shown that acute hindlimb suspension (HS)-mediated disuse disrupts membrane lipid rafts in the unloaded muscle. Here, we investigated whether pretreatment of rats with the inhibitor of acid sphingomyelinase, clomipramine (1.25mg/g/day, intram...
Conclusion: These peptides are mimicking LPS and can potentially act as vaccine candidates against V. cholerae. PMID: 29238460 [PubMed]
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Plans are underway to expand the ratio of health workers in security services to ensure effective response to health emergencies such as cholera which remains active in seven counties.
This study assessed drinking water quality and evaluated their potential health risks in Swat, Pakistan. Ground and surface drinking water were randomly collected from upstream to downstream in the River Swat watershed and analyzed for fecal contamination using fecal indicator bacteria (Escherichia coli) and physiochemical parameters (potential of hydrogen, turbidity, temperature, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solid, color, odor and taste). The physiochemical parameters were within their safe limits except in a few locations, whereas, the fecal contaminations in drinking water resources exceeded the drinking wat...
Conditions: Cholera; Vibrio Cholerae Infection Interventions: Biological: Oral Cholera Vaccine; Biological: Adjusted Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Sponsor: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Recruiting
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Zambia's capital Lusaka and the rising caseload is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts, according to the World Health Organization.
Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya.
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide. Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.
Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia.