Scientists provide new insights into cholera microbe and chances of pandemic strain

Pandemic Vibrio cholerae (right) locks down a DNA element (Aux3) that was previously mobile in harmless, environmental strains of Vibrio cholerae (left). Credit: Francis J. Santoriello Researchers at The City College of New York have uncovered a novel way in which Vibrio cholerae, the aquatic microbe that causes cholera, may increase its competitive fitness, and […]

Cholera outbreaks predicted using climate data and AI

Number of cholera outbreaks reported in the weekly epidemiological reports published by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of India (IDSP) during the period January 2010 to December 2018 for the 40 coastal districts of India selected in the study. Only the districts reporting cholera incidence data for which all seven Essential Climate Variable (ECV) datasets […]

Potential cholera vaccine target discovered

BOSTON – Findings from a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), reported in the online journal mBio, may help scientists develop a more effective vaccine for cholera, a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and is usually spread through contaminated water. The bacterium that causes cholera, called Vibrio cholerae, settles […]