Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

The world's worst outbreak of the disease has killed more than 1,700 people in only 10 weeks.
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Abstract In August 2015, an outbreak of cholera was reported in Tanzania. In cholera-affected areas of urban Dar es Salaam and Morogoro, many households obtained drinking water from vendors, who sold water from tanks ranging in volume from 1,000 to 20,000 L. Water supplied by vendors was not adequately chlorinated. The Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and the U.N. Children's Fund, Tanzania, collaborated to enroll and train vendors to treat their water with 8.68-g sodium dichloroisocyanurate tablets. The CDC provided monitoring and evaluation support. Vendors were pr...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
[Nation] A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital.
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This study gives unprecedented insight into the physiology of VBNC cells and the drastically altered presence of their metabolic and structural proteins. Introduction Changes in the physical and chemical properties of their environment, such as heat, cold and salt stress, oxygen and nutrient deprivation, desiccation and changes in osmolarity, threaten the survival of bacteria, and they have therefore evolved various strategies to evade detrimental effects (Merchant and Helmann, 2012; Alvarez-Ordóñez et al., 2015; Guan et al., 2017). The facultative human pathogen Vibrio cholerae, is common in brackish a...
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An intense El Ni ño event in 2015-2016 fueled outbreaks of chikungunya, hantavirus, Rift Valley fever, cholera, and plague around the world, according to a newreport from US investigators. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ranked this El Ni ño among the top 3 strongest events in nearly 70 years.
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[WHO] The World Health Organization Eswatini Country Office Staff Association donated items including water purifiers and clothes to the people of Mozambique affected by tropical Cyclone Idai. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 killing more than 1,000 people and leaving 400,000 homeless near the port city of Beira. The resulting floods have since led to outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera hence the need for water purifiers to ensure access to clean water under th
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In this study we investigated an outbreak of Vibrio cholera O1 Ogawa serotype, occurred during December 2014 in Kudat district, situated in Sabah state of the Malaysian part of Borneo.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera from a WW I British soldier. It could provide insights on cholera outbreaks today.
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An Associated Press investigation finds that Yemen's U.S.-backed government, Houthi rebels hindered relief efforts as the country suffered the worst cholera outbreak in modern times
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Abstract The diarrheal disease "cholera" is caused by Vibrio cholerae, and is primarily confined to endemic regions, mostly in Africa and Asia. It is punctuated by outbreaks and creates severe challenges to public health. The disease-causing strains are most-often members of serogroups O1 and O139. PCR-based methods allow rapid diagnosis of these pathogens, including the identification of their biotypes. However, this necessitates the selection of specific target sequences to differentiate even the closely related biotypes of V. cholerae. Oligonucleotides for selective amplification of small RNA (sRNA) g...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Ellen Waters is the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK. She is passionate about access to healthcare around the world and spent four years in India working for human rights organisations.   On Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai swept Mozambique, leaving behind it a trail of destruction and death. Organisations from all around the world mobilised in just a few hours to get help to the population hit. Rapid intervention is key to save lives, but there is an often hidden need to provide healthcare for a long time after the disaster, while reconstruction takes place. On World Health Day, I want to bri...
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