Microbiome confers resistance to cholera

(University of California - Riverside) Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. UC Riverside scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it -- a finding that could save lives.
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Conclusion: Our results showed that the sandwich ELASA is sensitive enough for the rapid detection of V. cholerae from other bacteria. PMID: 32994896 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The evolution of epidemic and endemic strains of the cholera-causing bacterium Vibrio cholerae in Argentina has been mapped in detail. The researchers used whole genome sequencing to study the bacteria circulating during the 1991-1998 outbreak of cholera in the country. Published in Nature Communications, the data have influenced health policy in Argentina, where whole-genome sequencing is now used to distinguish between pandemic and non-pandemic lineages of V. cholerae bacteria.
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Vibrio cholerae, a gram-negative bacterium that causes cholera, has already caused seven major pandemics across the world and infects roughly 1.3–4 million people every year. Cholera treatment primarily involves oral rehydration therapy supplemented with antibiotics. But recently, multidrug-resistant strains of V. cholerae have emerged. High genomic plasticity further enhances the pathogenesis of this human pathogen. Guanines in DNA or RNA assemble to form G-quadruplex (GQ) structures which have begun to be seen as potential drug targeting sites for different pathogenic bacteria and viruses. In this perspective, we c...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This article involves data collection using existing published articles on case series/individual cases in peer-reviewed journals assessing the applicability of homoeopathy in epidemics/pandemics and in COVID-19. With such a background finding suitable solutions is a necessary step toward prevention and treatment of epidemic diseases. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
(Kiel University) Whether it's the plague, cholera or currently COVID-19: epidemics are part of human history. Long before there were vaccinations or microscopes for the investigation of pathogens, societies had to develop coping strategies. These are described in the brochure 'Distant Times so Close: Pandemics and Crises reloaded', which is the first in a series of historical-archaeological publications on current topics published by the Cluster of Excellence 'ROOTS - Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies' at Kiel University (CAU).
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Countries around the world have introduced stringent control measures to stop COVID-19 outbreaks growing, but now many find themselves facing the same situation again. From Melbourne to Miami, the relaxation of measures had led to increasing flare-ups, which in some places has already meant reclosing schools, businesses or travel routes. Within the U.S. and among different countries, places with wildly varying public-health policies have experienced wildly diverse outcomes. Most ominously, infections are rising rapidly in many places where they once were falling. So how do countries avoid an indefinite, unsustainable, cycl...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Abstract In the past two centuries, several fatal infectious outbreaks have arisen in Iran. Presented here is a brief historical account of four fatal epidemics including cholera, plague, Spanish influenza of 1918 and smallpox between1796 and 1979. The lessons from these outbreaks could be helpful for better combatting other deadly epidemics including the present-day disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32894975 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has converted the world to a “new normal” during which nothing is what it was before. By July 2020, over ten million people had been confirmed with COVID-19 and over 500,000 people have died.1 Understandably, public health measures put a halt on public events at the start of the pandemic. Around the world, mass gatherings a nd academic conferences have been cancelled; others have found innovative means to shift virtually. Previous outbreaks have all resulted in some form of social reform for the better: the bubonic plague improved worker conditions, cholera outbreaks impr...
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Left: German Ambassador to Singapore Ulrich Sante and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the official opening of the German European School Singapore on Sept 13, 2018. Dr Sante says he will be leaving Singapore with a heavy heart but also a treasure trove of good memories. PHOTO: GERMAN EUROPEAN SCHOOL SINGAPOREBy Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Jun 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) The departing German envoy in Singapore, Ambassador Ulrich Sante, in a recent published article in the Straits Times shared some of his thoughts with the readership including on the impact on the community of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Among other...
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