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Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a type of fluid replacement used to prevent and treat dehydration, especially that due to diarrhea. It involves drinking water with modest amounts of sugar and salts, specifically sodium and potassium.
Today · The global cholera epidemic in the 1800s led to improved urban sanitation systems. Respiratory infections in overcrowded slums in Europe inspired modern housing regulations during the industrial era.
1 day ago · Cause: Cholera ; Like its five previous pandemic, the Sixth Cholera Pandemic originated in India where it killed over 800,000, before spreading to the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. The Sixth Cholera Pandemic was also known to be the source of the last American outbreak of Cholera (1910–1911).
1 day ago · Hindustan Times (Noida) - 2020-09-19 - My India - Sanchita Sharma email@example.com NEW DELHI: Dr Dhiman Barua, who died two months short of his 100th birthday, was a cholera and diarrhoeal diseases expert whose work on promoting oral rehydration salts (ORS) solution — called “potentially the most important medical advance” of the ...
1 day ago · Diarrhoea is the eighth leading cause of childhood mortality and is responsible for 1.6 million deaths/year in children under five years of age. This …
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Today · They were dying more from rampant diseases like typhus, typhoid, cholera and dysentery than from their wounds. And there was a serious shortage of medical supplies. “Nightingale found there was ...
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1 day ago · AB: Food insecurity and other humanitarian needs are increasing in high-density urban areas. Poor infrastructure and limited access to essential services make these communities particularly vulnerable to disease outbreaks, as we have seen with cholera and typhoid.