Newsdesk Infectious disease surveillance update

As of June 2, 2017, more than 73  700 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen since the epidemic began in late April, 2017. 605 deaths have also been reported. Cases have been reported in 19 governorates. Only 45% of hospitals are operational with shortages of staff and supplies due to the ongoing conflict.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Newsdesk Source Type: research

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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: 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
AbstractCholera is a secretory diarrhoeal disease caused by infection withVibrio cholerae, primarily theV. cholerae O1 El Tor biotype. There are approximately 2.9 million cases in 69 endemic countries annually, resulting in 95 000 deaths. Cholera is associated with poor infrastructure and lack of access to sanitation and clean drinking water. The current cholera epidemic in Yemen, linked to spread ofV. cholerae O1 (Ogawa serotype), is associated with the ongoing war. This has devastated infrastructure and health services. The World Health Organization had estimated that 172 286 suspected cases arose between 27th April and ...
Source: Frontiers of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
ConclusionTo resolve this problem, there is a need for an oral cholera vaccine to be introduced. There is also a need to develop strategies and interventions relating to water, sanitation, and hygiene, to be initiated by the Ministry of Health, with component activities that are culturally tailored to Ghanaian communities. Policy change towards the prevention of outbreaks in Ghana is identified as another requisite.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a preclinical study, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed an entirely new class of vaccine that can combat cholera by both training the immune system to detect and destroy the bacteria in the long term and protecting a host immediately from cholera's effects. Using mathematical modeling, the research team predicts that, if successful in humans, their highly innovative approach could change the trajectory of a cholera epidemic.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Outbreaks of cholera, a rapidly fatal diarrheal disease, often spread explosively. The efficacy of reactive vaccination campaigns—deploying Vibrio cholerae vaccines during epidemics—is partially limited by the time required for vaccine recipients to develop adaptive immunity. We created HaitiV, a live attenuated cholera vaccine candidate, by deleting diarrheagenic factors from a recent clinical isolate of V. cholerae and incorporating safeguards against vaccine reversion. We demonstrate that administration of HaitiV 24 hours before lethal challenge with wild-type V. cholerae reduced intestinal colonization by t...
Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
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