Cholera

Revisiting An Age-Old Thai Therapy to Relieve Diarrhea

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Back in 1913, the Thai Army suffered from an outbreak of dysentery and searched for any possible option to control the scourge. At the time, a local traditional medicine expert offered the troops what he called Krisanaklan Trakilane.Ninety-nine years later, the components of the wonder drug were finally isolated.

The Next Thing to Worry About Post-Sandy? Infectious Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, are common worldwide and leave the affected public vulnerable to the harsh realities of nature, including the onslaught of infectious diseases. The reality of any disaster of this magnitude is that public health measures are all but forgotten as people do everything they can to survive. The viruses will surely arrive before the area has recovered.

Famine Aid Expanding In East Africa

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada

The World Food Program says it is expanding food distribution efforts in famine-ravaged Somalia, where the UN has estimated that only 20 ...

Cholera in Cameroon: An Avoidable Tragedy

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 07.08.2011 | Canada
Rosemary McCarney

Far beyond personal memories of my brush with cholera are the enduring images of utter disbelief and joy on the faces of mothers cradling their children when they realized their loved ones were not going to die.