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.
Nature 548, 7668 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/548376a The week in science: 18–24 August 2017.
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[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -In two months, 42 people have died of cholera in Kalma camp for displaced people in South Darfur. 539 others have been infected.
AIBS past president Dr. Rita Colwell is being honored with the 33rd International Prize for Biology. The award commemorates Japanese Emperors Showa and Akihito, both who of whom were devoted to biological research. Dr. Colwell is being recognized for her contributions to marine biology. During her distinguished career, she introduced new approaches for identifying and classifying marine bacteria and established the taxonomy of vibrio bacteria, which includes cholera. Dr. Colwell will be presented the award in December at a ceremony attended by the emperor and empress of Japan. The most recent episode of the BioScience Tal...
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Singa -At least 36 people have been infected with cholera in Central Darfur's Nierteti in the past 11 days. Four of them died. The disease is still spreading in Sennar in eastern Sudan.
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown.
Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months.
(Natural News) We often think of the Yucatán peninsula as our own backyard paradise. Fly a little bit more north and you reach the island tourist destination of Holbox, a travel site known for its majestic beaches and inconceivable beauty. Annually, the state pulls in around 1,500 tourists during peak season. This is an impressive...
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2017 Source:The Lancet Global Health Author(s): Jonathan Kennedy, Andrew Harmer, David McCoy
Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholera, Immunization