Tag archive for ‘vibrio’
By Robert On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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Nigeria cholera outbreak grows: 1,623 cases and 86 deaths

The outbreak of cholera is growing and expanding in the west African country of Nigeria as the bacterial disease is being reported in higher numbers from more states.   Vibrio choleraeImage/CDC/ Janice Carr According More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Florida: New Vibrio case reported from Escambia County, brings total to 37

The Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) issued new Vibrio vulnificus numbers today and it show that Escambia County has reported its second case, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 37. In addition, More...

By Robert On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Mexico reports five additional cholera cases from La Huasteca region

The Mexico Ministry of Health has reported five new cholera cases from the La Huasteca region on the Gulf coast, this brings the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 176. Image/Limbo@MX C via Wikimedia More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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Florida Vibrio vulnificus update

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called “halophilic” because they require salt. Image/CDC The State of Florida has seen a number More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Cholera spreads in Nigeria: Lagos, Plateau and Oyo states report the disease

In a follow-up to a report Tuesday concerning a cholera outbreak in Zamfara State in Nigeria, more cases and deaths are being reported from other areas of the West African nation. The OsunDefender reports that the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Florida records two new Vibrio vulnificus cases, brings state total to 35

The Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) has reported an additional two cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection in an update today, bringing the total cases recorded this year to 35. Vibrio vulnificusImage/Janice More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Nigeria: Zamfara cholera death toll up to 50

In a follow-up to an earlier report, the death toll due to the outbreak of cholera in Zamfara State in Nigeria has climbed to 50, according to the Nigerian news source, Leadership Tuesday. Vibrio cholerae on TCBS More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Cholera cases up a dozen in Mexico, total case count now 171

In a follow up to the current cholera outbreak in Mexico, The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported another 12 cases in the past week, bringing the total case count to 171, according to a World Health Organization More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Florida: New Vibrio vulnificus case reported from Collier County, brings state total to 33

The Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) has reported today a patient from Collier County, Florida has contracted an infection with the bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus. Image/CDC Health officials say the individual More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Cholera confirmed in South Carolina, linked to eating raw shellfish

At least three people in South Carolina have been confirmed positive for the bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the gastrointestinal disease, cholera, according to South Carolina health officials More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Mexico cholera outbreak rises to 159 cases, majority from Hidalgo

In a follow up to a report earlier this month, the cholera outbreak in Mexico has increased significantly in the past week or so, according to the  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).   Vibrio choleraeImage/CDC/ More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Florida reports 32nd Vibrio vulnificus case in Hillsborough County resident, Mobile County confirms second case

The number of cases of the very serious bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus in the Sunshine State has increased by one since last reported on Wednesday. Public domain image/Daderot The Florida Department More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Alabama: At least one case of Vibrio vulnificus confirmed in Mobile County

Mobile County health officials have confirmed at least one case of serious bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus in a South Mobile County man, according to a Local 15 TV news report Wednesday. Image/CDC The More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Florida Vibrio vulnificus case count rises to 31

The number of Vibrio vulnificus cases reported in Florida has increased by four, bringing the total statewide to 31 cases, according to a Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) update today. Pinella County reports More...

By Robert On Friday, October 4th, 2013

Florida releases Vibrio vulnificus informational video as state reports 27 cases

In light of all the publicity surrounding the Vibrio vulnificus cases and fatalities across the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Health has released an informational video on the bacterium, which features More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Mexico reports 36 new cholera cases

Mexican health officials are reporting three dozen new cholera cases in Hidalgo state, according to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Epidemiological Alert released Oct. 1. Image/CIA The alert specifies More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Florida reports 26 cases of Vibrio vulnificus statewide

The number of cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus stands at 26 across the state, according to a WESH.com report Friday. The bacterium has prompted a health warning in Central More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 7th, 2013

PaxVax Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Trial Challenge Studies for Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine

PRESS RELEASE Menlo Park, Calif., – September 6, 2013 – PaxVax Inc, which develops and commercializes innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner, today announced that it More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

US officials issue cholera warning for Cuba

The US Interests Section in Havana, Cuba issued a “security message” for US citizens residing in or traveling to the  island, concerning the risks of cholera, which has been identified in the capital More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 18th, 2013

PAHO issues cholera update for Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Image/CIA According to the report, in More...



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