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Cholera Outbreak Continues in India as Monsoon Season Begins
An ongoing outbreak of cholera in Rayagada, India has reportedly claimed the lives of 5 people in the region some 950 miles southeast of New Delhi.
New Technologies Could Guide Investigations of Microbial Outbreaks
A recent study has described the use of next-generation sequencing to develop novel approaches that could serve as a public health tool to track pathogens such as Escherichia coli during disease outbreaks.
Most Common Cause of Gastroenteritis May Soon be Preventable
A norovirus vaccine developed by Takeda is the first and only one to be tested in human trials.
Are Phage-based Treatments the Solution for <em>C. difficile</em> Infection?
A new bacteriophage (phage) treatment-based approach to fighting Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colonization and infection may one day provide for effective treatment against this potentially lethal disease.
CDC's Global Rapid Response Team Is a First Responder to Health Threats Worldwide
When a health emergency erupts somewhere in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quickly sends its new Global Rapid Response Team (Global RRT).
First-ever Vaccine for Cholera Just Approved by FDA
US travelers concerned about contracting cholera during overseas journeys to areas where the disease remains a threat may now have options as they seek to reduce their risk.
Studies Highlight Worldwide Economic Burden of Norovirus Gastroenteritis
Each year, norovirus infection is responsible for an estimated 684 million episodes of diarrhea and 212,000 deaths worldwide, and results in approximately $4.2 billion in healthcare costs and $60.3 billion in societal costs, a new report has highlighted.
Scientists Identify Compounds That Render Listeria Nonpathogenic
A new study has identified compounds that can reduce the virulence of the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
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