Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mystery of Yemen cholera epidemic solved

The most likely source of the cholera epidemic in Yemen has been discovered by scientists. Through the use of genomic sequencing, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Institut Pasteur estimate the strain of cholera ...

Genetics

Cholera spread tracked at household level

For the first time, the transmission of cholera has been tracked at the household level across Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city with a 'hyper-endemic' level of the disease. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk of cholera epidemics estimated with new rule-book

Cholera has repeatedly traveled out of Asia to cause epidemics in Africa and Latin America, an international research team has found. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Institut Pasteur in France, and collaborators ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

War between bacteria and phages benefits humans

In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. In a new study, researchers from Tufts University, Massachusetts General Hospital, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stopping cholera in its tracks with bacteriophages

Cholera strikes almost 3 million people each year worldwide, causing 95,000 deaths. An acute diarrheal infection, it's prevalent in regions with inadequate access to clean water and sanitation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zimbabwe cholera deaths rise to 25 as WHO steps up response

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25, the government said Thursday as the World Health Organisation warned that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Responding to cholera before it strikes

Research by University of Maryland microbiologist Rita Colwell is enabling a new British-led international aid effort to predict and stop potential epidemics of the disease cholera before they happen.

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