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Healthcare waste management during disasters and its effects on climate change: Lessons from 2010 earthquake and cholera tragedies in Haiti.

Author(s): Raila, Emilia M; Anderson, David O
Source: Waste Manag Res;: 734242X16682312, 2017 Jan 01.
Abstract: Despite growing effects of human activities on climate change throughout the world, and global South in particular, scientists are yet to understand how poor healthcare waste management practices in an emergency influences the climate change. This article presents new findings on climate change risks of healthcare waste disposal during and after the 2010 earthquake and cholera disasters in Haiti. The researchers analysed quantities of healthcare waste incinerated by the United Nations Missi (more)

Natural Disasters and Cholera Outbreaks: Current Understanding and Future Outlook.

Author(s): Jutla, Antarpreet; Khan, Rakibul; Colwell, Rita
Source: Curr Environ Health Rep;2017 Jan 27.
Abstract: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diarrheal diseases remain a serious global public health threat, especially for those populations lacking access to safe water and sanitation infrastructure. Although association of several diarrheal diseases, e.g., cholera, shigellosis, etc., with climatic processes has been documented, the global human population remains at heightened risk of outbreak of diseases after natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, or droughts. In this review, cholera was selected as a (more)

Evaluación del plan de prevención y control del cólera post-huracán Sandy/ Evaluation of the Plan for Prevention and Control of Cholera After Hurricane Sandy

Author(s): Sánchez Jacas, Isolina; Ramos Hernandez, Leonardo; Herrero Aguirre, Hidelisa; Berenguer Gouarnaluses, Maritza; Suarez Vélez, Henry Darío
Source: CCH, Correo cient. Holguín;20(4): 667-679, oct.-dic. 2016. tab
Abstract: Introducción: el cólera es una enfermedad que se conoce desde tiempos muy remotos y su prevención y control es motivo de atención desde esa época. Objetivo: evaluar el cumplimiento de plan de prevención y control del cólera, en la provincia de Santiago de Cuba en el brote de cólera post huracán Sandy. Método: se realizó una investigación en sistema y servicios de salud, durante el periodo comprendido de julio a octubre de 2013. Se realizó un muestreo estratificado polietápico, (more)


Author(s): Lippi, Donatella; Gotuzzo, Eduardo; Caini, Saverio
Source: Microbiol Spectr;4(4)2016 Aug.
Abstract: Cholera is an acute disease of the gastrointestinal tract caused by Vibrio cholerae. Cholera was localized in Asia until 1817, when a first pandemic spread from India to several other regions of the world. After this appearance, six additional major pandemics occurred during the 19th and 20th centuries, the latest of which originated in Indonesia in the 1960s and is still ongoing. In 1854, a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, was investigated by the English physician John Snow (1813 to 1858) (more)

Cholera threatens Haiti after Hurricane Matthew.

Author(s): Ferreira, Susana
Source: BMJ;355: i5516, 2016 Oct 11.

Frerichs RR. (2016). Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti.

Author(s): Price, Laura
Source: Int Q Community Health Educ;2016 Sep 11.

Optimal allocation of the limited oral cholera vaccine supply between endemic and epidemic settings.

Author(s): Moore, Sean M; Lessler, Justin
Source: J R Soc Interface;12(111): 20150703, 2015 Oct 06.
Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently established a global stockpile of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to be preferentially used in epidemic response (reactive campaigns) with any vaccine remaining after 1 year allocated to endemic settings. Hence, the number of cholera cases or deaths prevented in an endemic setting represents the minimum utility of these doses, and the optimal risk-averse response to any reactive vaccination request (i.e. the minimax strategy) is one that allocates the (more)

Is a Cholera Outbreak Preventable in Post-earthquake Nepal?

Author(s): Nelson, Eric J; Andrews, Jason R; Maples, Stacey; Barry, Michele; Clemens, John D
Source: PLoS Negl Trop Dis;9(8): e0003961, 2015 Aug.

Minimizing the Risk of Disease Transmission in Emergency Settings: Novel In Situ Physico-Chemical Disinfection of Pathogen-Laden Hospital Wastewaters.

Author(s): Sozzi, Emanuele; Fabre, Kerline; Fesselet, Jean-François; Ebdon, James E; Taylor, Huw
Source: PLoS Negl Trop Dis;9(6): e0003776, 2015.
Abstract: The operation of a health care facility, such as a cholera or Ebola treatment center in an emergency setting, results in the production of pathogen-laden wastewaters that may potentially lead to onward transmission of the disease. The research presented here evaluated the design and operation of a novel treatment system, successfully used by Médecins Sans Frontières in Haiti to disinfect CTC wastewaters in situ, eliminating the need for road haulage and disposal of the waste to a poorly-m (more)
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