Sharon Kleyne Wants To Cure Cholera In Yemen

Children Die by the Thousands of Cholera Outbreak in Yemen. Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Wants Cholera Wiped Out.

Sharon Kleyne, founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Water Life Science®, spends a lot of her time educating others about the need to supplement the body’s evaporating water vapor with fresh water. It’s no laughing matter. Countless global water researchers, scientists and medical personnel agree with Kleyne that it’s a matter of life and death to supplement the skin, eyes and internal organs with water. These experts also agree that it’s imperative that we maintain vigilance around the world and guarding against outbreaks of water-related diseases. But sometimes such disasters are bound to happen. One is happening now as cholera has reared its ugly head once more in the war-torn country of Yemen.

According to WebMD, cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe diarrhea. This can lead to dehydration and death if not promptly treated. Cholera is caused by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera. Common contaminated sources include municipal water supplies, raw and undercooked fish, seafood caught in waters tainted by sewage, veggies grown with water containing human waste, foods and drinks served by street vendors and ice made from public waters.

Cholera symptoms can come on fast, according to Kleyne, or they may appear as many as five days after exposure. Even if infected people have minimal symptoms, they can still spread the disease to others. Signs of dehydration due to excessive evaporation include loss of skin elasticity, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, dry mucous membranes, thirst and muscle cramps. Kleyne, also the host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, wants you to know that there is a vaccine for cholera but it is not recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization. It is not recommended because it may not protect up to half of the people who use it. Also, the vaccine remains useful for only a couple of months. Your safest path, Kleyne believes, is to drink bottled water, water that has been chemically disinfected or boiled for three minutes.

The United Nations issued the dire warning that the people of Yemen face the ‘world’s worst cholera outbreak’. Current estimates suggest that more than 1,700 people have died since late April from the contagious bacterial infection, which can kill within a few hours. In Yemen, there are 320,000 suspected cases of cholera; on average, according to the news agency, Al Jazeera, 5,000 cholera cases occur each day. The UN largely blames the cholera outbreak on the ongoing hostilities that have, in two years, killed more than 10,000 people, wounded thousands and displaced millions.

If you are unfortunate enough to come down with a severe case of cholera, Kleyne recommends getting to a doctor and starting a regimen of intravenous fluids and antibiotics. The antibiotics are additionally useful in restricting the spread of the disease; the intravenous fluids and water will replenish the fluids you’ve lost. Kleyne knows that if you keep yourself hydrated, you should be able to avoid an affliction like cholera—and that is something you really do want to avoid! Needless to say, travel to Yemen is also discouraged.

Cecil & Kleyne Share Views On Climatology & Evaporation

Kleyne & Cecil Agree More Water & Evaporation Education Is Needed. More Education Is Essential To Protecting Our Planet of Water.

Fellow water researcher and Chief Climatologist, L. DeWayne Cecil, Ph.D., recently visited Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to talk about climatology and the need for more education about water and dehydration—excessive evaporation of body water vapor and atmospheric water vapor.

“I am a Paleo-climatologist,” Cecil explained. Dr. Cecil described how he studies tree rings, lake sediment and past climate change cycles to see if he can draw useful conclusions about current trends. Cecil, formerly employed with the U.S. Geological Survey, also worked for a time at NASA where he specialized in satellite imaging to view climatic trends. Cecil’s current position is Western Region Climate Services Director for the NOAA-NCDC

Like Kleyne, Cecil consistently calls for more comprehensive and inspiring education about water research and evaporation. Cecil shared a similar commitment to education in his current work. “Much of our effort now is concentrated on education,” said Cecil. “We intend to involve citizens and stakeholders in developing solutions that are called for in specific areas,” Cecil explained. “I think of this as being proactive as we deal with soil restoration, drought, flooding, crop issues and many other situations.” He added that the NOAA-NCDC is making appropriate use of town hall meetings and symposiums across all six regions of the country.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, encouraged Cecil to express his opinion that water plays a major role on weather and the climate. “Water is extremely important in a balanced atmosphere,” Cecil said. “In the atmosphere, the climate is strongly affected by water.” When Kleyne speculated that many people find this difficult to understand Cecil agreed, pointing out that his team’s education efforts include teaching people how ground water evaporates and rises, becoming a gas that not only gives life to the air we breathe, but also has the potential to change weather patterns and the climate.

“People should also learn,” said Kleyne, that evaporation is the process by which water is turned into a gas—a vapor—that enters the atmosphere and creates the air we breathe.“ Cecil stated that our weather and climate were already experiencing dramatic changes, many of them life-threatening. “We’ll all be sorry,” Kleyne said, “if we don’t do a much better job educating the general public about evaporation, the water mist cycle and the climate.”

Looking back on his own experience, Cecil shared one of the earliest events that inspired him to become a scientist and researcher. “It was the photographs taken of the earth and space by the Apollo astronauts,” he said. “There was that beautiful blue marble,” Cecil said, “and I thought, ‘it really is a water planet!’”