Epidemics - page 5

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Prozac killing E. coli in the Great Lakes

Scientists in Erie, Pennsylvania, have found that minute concentrations of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, are killing off microbial populations in the Great Lakes.Traces of antidepressants such as Prozac have been found in both drinking and recreational

May 29, 2011

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BGI devoted to resolve Epidemic Intestinal Hemorrhage E. Coli bacterium (EHEC)

An outbreak of Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli, also known as resistant E.Coli bacteria, is spreading in Germany and Europe. The Medical College of Hamburg University, that threats many of the infected patients, has taken the lead in the developing of a new antibiotic

May 27, 2011

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Deadly E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

A deadly outbreak of the E. coli bacterium has claimed several victims in Germany, authorities confirmed Tuesday. A life-threatening form of the bacteria E. coli has spread across much of Germany, with scores of patients seriously ill in hospital. The bug claimed its

May 26, 2011

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Dengue epidemic in Colombo City, Sri Lanka

The Colombo City, Sri Lanka, is facing the worst dengue epidemic ever Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) said yesterday, may 24th. National Hospital Colombo, Military Hospital and vicinity of the Colombo Port had been identified as the major mosquito breeding grounds in

May 25, 2011

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Growing threat of wheat rust epidemics worldwide

ICARDA and  GlobalRust researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases - called stem rust and stripe rust - have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests. Areas

April 30, 2011