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.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Newsdesk Source Type: research

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By SAURABH JHA I’ve humbly realized that doctors aren’t always indispensable. When I was three, a compounder – a doctor’s assistant – allegedly saved my life. Dehydrated from severe dysentery, I was ashen and lifeless. My blood pressure was falling and I would soon lose my pulse. I needed fluids urgently. An experienced pediatrician could not get a line into my collapsed veins. When hope seemed lost, his compounder gingerly offered to try, and got fluids inside my veins on the first attempt. My pulse and color returned and I lived to hear the tale from my mother. So, on a recent trip to India...
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Publication date: February 2019Source: Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Volume 45Author(s): Eric Kokomo, Yves EmvuduAbstractIn this paper, we formulate a deterministic, nonlinear model of cholera with age structure which integrates the direct transmission and the indirect transmission of the disease. The vaccination and the demographic movements are also taken into account in this model. The propounded model is an initial/boundary-value problem constituted of four partial differential equations of first order describing the transmission dynamics of human hosts and of two ordinary differential equations represen...
Source: Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications - Category: Research Source Type: research
[Radio Dabanga] Derudeb -The hospital of Derudeb in Sudan's Red Sea state recorded eight cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - on Tuesday following intense rains in the area.
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[Guardian] Maiduguri -World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, says the global agency in collaboration with the state government has taken a vaccination campaign to very prone councils in the wake of the recent cholera outbreak in Adamawa.
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[Premium Times] In response to the cholera outbreak in Adamawa State, the World Health Organisation has began the first round of the two-phase oral vaccination (OCV).
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This study explored hygiene education, personal hygiene practices among learners, environmental sanitation and hygiene within three primary schools in the Ngamiland district, Botswana. From the three schools, a total sample of 285 pupils was selected using proportionate stratified random sampling technique, and 15 teachers purposively selected as key informants. Data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires with key informants and social survey instrument for learners. Results show that very few learners linked poor hygiene to the following diseases; diarrhea/upset stomach (31.7%); malaria (23%); bilharzia (16.4%...
Source: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts ABC - Category: Science Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Michael Gormley
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Anton Camacho, Malika Bouhenia, Reema Alyusfi, Abdulhakeem Alkohlani, Munna Abdulla Mohammed Naji, Xavier de Radiguès, Abdinasir M Abubakar, Abdulkareem Almoalmi, Caroline Seguin, Maria Jose Sagrado, Marc Poncin, Melissa McRae, Mohammed Musoke, Ankur Rakesh, Klaudia Porten, Christopher Haskew, Katherine E Atkins, Rosalind M Eggo, Andrew S Azman, Marije BroekhuijsenSummaryBackgroundIn war-torn Yemen, reports of confirmed cholera started in late September, 2016. The disease continues to plague Yemen today in what has become the la...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2017Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Nicole L. Nichols, Taylor A. Craig, Miles A. TannerAbstractAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease leading to progressive motor neuron degeneration and death by ventilatory failure. In a rat model of ALS (SOD1G93A), phrenic long-term facilitation (pLTF) following acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) is enhanced greater than expected at disease end-stage but the mechanism is unknown. We suggest that one trigger for this enhancement is motor neuron death itself. Intrapleural injections of cholera toxin...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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