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The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera infection associated with eating herring eggs.

Island Health it is investigating confirmed cases of cholera contracted by people on Vancouver Island after one confirmed…

Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular, partly because it provides those with ties to Mexico to celebrate its customs and culture and partly because of the marketing efforts of the fresh produce industry.

Cinco de Mayo mealThe annual remembrance of the Mexican army’s 1862…

cubancigarW_406x250Fidel Castro’s death came by coincidence just ahead of several more American airlines this week beginning regular airline service to Cuba.

On the runway for take-off to Cuba this week are United and Delta Airlines. Jetblue Airways, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Silver Airways began flying to Cuba earlier this year, Frontier Airlines and Sprit…

United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal likely did bring cholera into Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake last year, according to a new study published this week in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

A separate group of researchers last week also published a study in Nature that used advanced …

In the search for the cause of Haiti’s recent cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than 4,500 lives and sickened 300,000 people, the finger of blame cannot be pointed at a single source, says a new report

According to an independent panel of experts commissioned by the United Nations (UN), the disease that has …

Saying it is hard to overstate the need for such a medicine, the Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH) this week announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to begin phase 1 trials for a drug to treat secretory diarrhea.

Diarrheal diseases–such as cholera–kill nearly 5,000 children in developing countries every day, …

The rice harvest in northwestern Haiti is likely to suffer over widespread fear among farmers about cholera contamination, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced this week.

Haiti’s cholera outbreak, which has sickened almost 150,000 and killed almost 3,000, was magnified by the November floods caused

by hurricane Tomas, which damaged up to 200,000 acres …

Speculation that United Nation Nepalese peacekeepers brought Cholera to earthquake-ravaged Haiti gained some legitimacy this week.  French epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux conducted an evaluation of the outbreak and concluded that the outbreak, which has killed at least 2,000 people, originated right next to a UN base outside of the town of Mirebalais.

“No other hypothesis could …

The cholera epidemic in Haiti is spreading faster than public health agencies originally estimated, the senior United Nations official said on Tuesday.

In a few short weeks since the outbreak began, 1,344 people have lost their lives to the disease, which has rocked an already struggling, earthquaked-ravaged Haiti, trying to rebuild.

UN humanitarian coordinator Nigel …

A woman who recently returned to Florida from Haiti has a laboratory-confirmed case of cholera, Florida Department of Health (FDOH) officials announced Thursday.

“We are working with our health care partners to ensure appropriate care of this individual and prevent the spread of this disease within the community,” said Dr. Ana M. Viamonte Ros, state …

In 2001, Bob Dell left his career as a water treatment scientist to volunteer for children affected by AIDS in Africa.  But when he followed a group of Ugandan children to their local water source and saw that they drank from the same pond as the cows, he found a whole new focus for his …