Navigation Links
Cholera study provides exciting new way of looking at infectious disease
Date:5/2/2008

Scientists in Italy have discovered a new perspective in the study of infectious disease. Normally, such studies are based upon laboratory work looking at an organism and how it works within the human body.

However, in a recent paper published in Environmental Microbiology, Dr Carla Pruzzo, Dr Luigi Vezzulli and Dr Rita R Colwell studied an environmental bacteria and its interaction with the environment and found that this provided them with vast amounts of information about how the organism causes disease.

The organism they studied was Vibrio cholerae responsible for causing Cholera. In the aquatic environment this bacteria interacts with chitin, a naturally-occurring compound found in the cell walls of fungi, and in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects. This interaction in the aquatic environment was found to play a large part in determining how the organism survives, how it is spread and how it infects humans.

Dr Vezulli, one author of the study said:

This knowledge provides a new framework for the understanding of the role of the non-human environment in affecting the spread of environmental disease-causing bacteria (pathogens), their evolutionary derivation and the way they infect humans to cause disease. This, in turn, can be applied to improve current approaches to risk assessments and epidemiology of infectious disease and to develop new responses for combating pathogens in the environment.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lucy Mansfield
lucy.mansfield@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com
44-018-654-76241
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study Shows Cholera Can be Controlled With Oral Vaccines
2. USAID Sends Emergency Assistance to Djibouti for Cholera
3. Princeton scientists break choleras lines of communication
4. AmeriCares and International Medical Corps Airlift Relief for Cholera Outbreak In Iraq
5. Climatic variations influence the emergence of cholera in Africa
6. US Oncology Applauds Journal of Clinical Oncology Study Highlighting Value of PET Scans for Cancer Patients With Various Types of Malignancies
7. Study in 7,000 men and women ties obesity, inflammatory proteins to heart failure risk
8. High blood pressure still sneaking past doctors, Stanford study shows
9. Study by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Confirms Training With Vision Software Enhances Hitting Skills
10. Canary Foundation and the National Cancer Institute Launch New Prostate Cancer Study
11. Largest study to date finds benefits of ICDs in children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... Amada Senior ... its newest office in San Antonio – its San Antonio West location. Prior to ... in medical device sales. The grand opening of Amada San Antonio West will take ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , ... April 28, 2016 , ... A first-time look ... among 18 states studied, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced, and ... study, CompScope™ Benchmarks for Kentucky, 16th Edition , found that indemnity costs per ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... Cards in the mail from USA Medical Prescription Assistance Program. They are customized ... , Each mailed package will include a ready-to-use, state-themed card and, in the ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Boston Laser is now offering a novel ... The treatment consists of the application of Riboflavin, a vitamin, to the cornea. This, ... turn strengthens the cornea to slow the progression of keratoconus. , Keratoconus is the ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Today Nimblify, Inc. ... Calendar Exchange , is officially open to all sponsors in the industry. The ... to download into their clinical trial management system (CTMS), which is the site’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 Elekta today ... platform will be the focal point of seven scientific ... European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, taking place April ... a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a high-field MRI scanner ... see the patient,s anatomy in real time. The MR-linac ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... DELHI , April 27, 2016 ... CSR initiative to save newborns   ... hospital for women & newborns in collaboration with Breast Milk ... launched the first Pasteurized Human Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in Delhi-NCR ... best nutritional food source for infants and should be available ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Anesthesia Disposables Market ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) ,The global anesthesia ... a CAGR of 4.03% during the period ... a major threat to patients, safety. Organizations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: