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Infectious Diseases Like It Hot: How Climate Change Helps Cholera and Salmonella Outbreaks
ThinkProgress (14 Aug 2015)
Every year, about one million Americans and tens of millions of people worldwide suffer the debilitating effects of salmonella poisoning, episodes sometimes serious enough for hospitalization. Cholera, while rare in the United States, has been increasing steadily in...
Bill Gates' brilliant poop-water machine just started rolling out in Africa...
Business Insider Australia (14 Aug 2015)
Earlier this year, Bill Gates made headlines for the oddly captivating feat of drinking water that had been raw sewage just five minutes earlier. Poop water, in other words.
Traitors in our midst: Bacteria use toxins to turn our own bodies against us
Ohio State University (10 Aug 2015)
...A new study shows that one toxin linked to cholera and other diseases, which hones in on a popular and plentiful protein target, also disables a scarce molecule – but in a deceptive way.
With Global Warming, Expect More Deadly Vibrio Cases
Forbes (30 Jul 2015)
The tiny Vibrio bacterium making headlines this past week is far more dangerous than the sharks causing panic along some Florida beaches. You should get to know a bit about Vibrio because, as waters warm globally, we can expect to see far more cases of the deadly Vibrio bacterium.