Cholera

Common Name(s)

Cholera

Cholera is caused by an infection of the intestine by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The illness is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe, with symptoms typically appearing in 2-3 days. Severe symptoms are characterized by vomiting, profuse diarrhea, and leg cramps. Rapid loss of body fluids in severe cases can lead to dehydration, shock, and death within hours if left untreated. Cholera can be contracted from drinking or eating contaminated food or water. Cholera can spread quickly in areas that have poor treatment of sewage and drinking water, poor sanitation, and poor hygiene. Medical attention should be found immediately for those who think they may have cholera.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cholera" returned 1061 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Identifying the most sensitive and specific sign and symptom combinations for cholera: results from an analysis of laboratory-based surveillance data from Haiti, 2012-2013.
 

Author(s): Mentor Ali Ber Lucien, Nicolas Schaad, Maria W Steenland, Eric D Mintz, Rossignol Emmanuel, Nicole Freeman, Jacques Boncy, Paul Adrien, Gerard A Joseph, Mark A Katz

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Apr;92(4):758-64.

 

Since October 2010, over 700,000 cholera cases have been reported in Haiti. We used data from laboratory-based surveillance for diarrhea in Haiti to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV) of the cholera case definitions recommended ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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Update on progress in selected public health programs after the 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic--Haiti, 2014.
 

Author(s): J Wysler Domercant, Florence D Guillaume, Barbara J Marston, David W Lowrance,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 Feb;64(6):137-40.

 

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti's infrastructure, killing an estimated 230,000 persons and displacing more than 1.5 million. Ten months later, Haiti experienced the beginning of the largest cholera epidemic ever reported in a single country. Immediately after the ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the knowledge, attitudes and social representations of cholera in the extreme northern region of Cameroon: the case of Maroua I, Maroua Ii And Mokolo.
 

Author(s): Penn Amaah

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An effective fight against cholera requires an in-depth consideration of the knowledge, attitudes and social representations of cholera within a population. Cholera outbreaks persist in the Extreme North of Cameroon because of the inadequate integration of representations of cholera, ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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The terms "Cholera" returned 70 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral cholera vaccine development and use in Vietnam.
 

Author(s): Dang Duc Anh, Anna Lena Lopez, Hung Thi Mai Tran, Nguyen Van Cuong, Vu Dinh Thiem, Mohammad Ali, Jacqueline L Deen, Lorenz von Seidlein, David A Sack

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Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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The 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti: how science solved a controversy.
 

Author(s): Fabini D Orata, Paul S Keim, Yan Boucher

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Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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Genomic science in understanding cholera outbreaks and evolution of Vibrio cholerae as a human pathogen.
 

Author(s): William P Robins, John J Mekalanos

Journal: Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol.. 2014 ;379():211-29.

 

Modern genomic and bioinformatic approaches have been applied to interrogate the V. cholerae genome, the role of genomic elements in cholera disease, and the origin, relatedness, and dissemination of epidemic strains. A universal attribute of choleragenic strains includes a repertoire ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2014

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Introduction of Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2015

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Single Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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