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 996 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholera, 2013.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Aug;89(31):345-55.

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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Cholera, 2013.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Aug;89(31):345-55.

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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John Snow and cholera--the bicentenary of birth.
 

Author(s): Maria GaƄczak

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(1):89-92, 169-71.

 

The bicentenary of John Snow's birth, a legend in his field, for his research on epidemiology and the prevention ofcholera, constitutes a unique opportunity to commemorate this iconic figure. In the article, his spectacular achievements in this discipline are presented, including ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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The terms "Cholera" returned 55 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The incubation period of cholera: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Andrew S Azman, Kara E Rudolph, Derek A T Cummings, Justin Lessler

Journal: J. Infect.. 2013 May;66(5):432-8.

 

Recent large cholera outbreaks highlight the need for improved understanding of the pathogenesis and epidemiology of cholera. The incubation period of cholera has important implications for clinical and public health decision-making, yet statements of the incubation period of cholera ...

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Review of two decades of cholera diagnostics--how far have we really come?
 

Author(s): Michal H Dick, Martine Guillerm, Francis Moussy, Claire-Lise Chaignat

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 ;6(10):e1845.

 

Cholera, an ancient scourge, continues to inflict high rates of mortality today. The rising incidence of epidemics in areas of poor sanitation and crowding highlight the need for better epidemic prevention and early response. Such interventions require the availability of rapid and ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2012

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Cholera epidemiology in Nigeria: an overview.
 

Author(s): Ajoke Olutola Adagbada, Solayide Abosede Adesida, Francisca Obiageri Nwaokorie, Mary-Theresa Niemogha, Akitoye Olusegun Coker

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2012 ;12():59.

 

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium, Vibrio cholera. Choleragenic V. cholera O1 and O139 are the only causative agents of the disease. The two most distinguishing epidemiologic features of the disease are its ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2012

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Introduction of Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2013

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Single Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2014

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Immunity to Human Cholera in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2010

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