War in the gut: How human microbiota resist the cholera bacterium

Cholera is still an enormous public health problem. There have been seven major pandemics of the acute diarrheal disease in the last 200 years. According to the WHO, cholera still kills up to 143,000 people each year and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cause of 1990s Argentina cholera epidemic uncovered

The evolution of epidemic and endemic strains of the cholera-causing bacterium Vibrio cholerae in Argentina has been mapped in detail by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How cholera bacteria make people so sick

The enormous adaptability of the cholera bacterium explains why it is able to claim so many victims. Professor Ariane Briegel from the Leiden Institute of Biology has now discovered that this adaptability is due to rapid ...

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.

Medical research

Turning the tables on the cholera pathogen

Recent cholera outbreaks in regions that are ravaged by war, struck by natural disasters, or simply lack basic sanitation, such as Yemen or Haiti, are making the development of new and more effective interventions a near-term ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI detects patterns of gut microbes for cholera risk

Researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh have used machine learning algorithms to spot patterns within communities of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera hotspots found at Uganda's borders and lakes

Uganda is among the countries is sub-Saharan Africa where cholera remains a recurring problem, despite advances in science and technology for prevention, detection and treatment of the infectious disease. Now, researchers ...

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Researchers predict when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak

Hokkaido University scientists developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017, and the cumulative incidence would ...

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