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 1275 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Descriptive epidemiology of a cholera outbreak in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, 2014.
 

Author(s): Ibrahim Baffa Sule, Mohammed Yahaya, Abubakar Ahmed Aisha, Ahmed Datti Zainab, Bajoga Ummulkhulthum, Patrick Nguku

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Cholera is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by Vibrio cholerae, which may lead to severe dehydration and death if not treated. This analysis is aimed at highlighting the magnitude, pattern and trend of cholera outbreak that occurred in Kaduna State in 2014.

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Cholera, 2016.
 

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Last Updated: 8 Sep 2017

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Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

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The terms "Cholera" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Protection against cholera from killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Qifang Bi, Eva Ferreras, Lorenzo Pezzoli, Dominique Legros, Louise C Ivers, Kashmira Date, Firdausi Qadri, Laura Digilio, David A Sack, Mohammad Ali, Justin Lessler, Francisco J Luquero, Andrew S Azman,

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;17(10):1080-1088.

 

Killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccines (kOCVs) are becoming a standard cholera control and prevention tool. However, vaccine efficacy and direct effectiveness estimates have varied, with differences in study design, location, follow-up duration, and vaccine composition posing challenges ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2017

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Pandemics, pathogenicity and changing molecular epidemiology of cholera in the era of global warming.
 

Author(s): Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury, Zannatun Nur, Nazia Hassan, Lorenz von Seidlein, Susanna Dunachie

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Vibrio cholerae, a Gram-negative, non-spore forming curved rod is found in diverse aquatic ecosystems around the planet. It is classified according to its major surface antigen into around 206 serogroups, of which O1 and O139 cause epidemic cholera. A recent spatial modelling technique ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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Oral Cholera Vaccination Delivery Cost in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Analysis Based on Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Vittal Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Hyeseung Wee, Jerome H Kim

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Use of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is a vital short-term strategy to control cholera in endemic areas with poor water and sanitation infrastructure. Identifying, estimating, and categorizing the delivery costs of OCV campaigns are useful in analyzing cost-effectiveness, understanding ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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Immunologic Responses to a Live Attenuated Oral Cholera Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2017

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Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016

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Safety and Immunogenicity of a New Formulation of Euvichol®
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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