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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The terms "Cholera" returned 1236 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholera outbreak following a marriage ceremony in Medinya, Western Ghana.
 

Author(s): Helena Acquah, Keziah Malm, Joyce Der, Gideon Kye-Duodu, Ebenezer Kofi Mensah, Samuel Oko Sackey, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Edwin Afari

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Cholera is a diarrhoea disease caused by the bacterium e. On 13th June 2011, there was a reported outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea at Medinya among people who eat at a mass traditional wedding ceremony in the Western Region of Ghana. We investigated to characterize the outbreak, ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2017

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Notes from the Field: Ongoing Cholera Epidemic - Tanzania, 2015-2016.
 

Author(s): Rupa Narra, Justin M Maeda, Herilinda Temba, Janneth Mghamba, Ali Nyanga, Ashley L Greiner, Muhammad Bakari, Karlyn D Beer, Sae-Rom Chae, Kathryn G Curran, Rachel B Eidex, James J Gibson, Thomas Handzel, Stephen J Kiberiti, Rogath S Kishimba, Haji Lukupulo, Theophil Malibiche, Khalid Massa, Amani E Massay, Lindsey S McCrickard, Geofrey J Mchau, Vida Mmbaga, Ahmed A Mohamed, Elibariki R Mwakapeje, Emmanuel Nestory, Anna E Newton, Elvis Oyugi, Anu Rajasingham, Michelle E Roland, Neema Rusibamayila, Senga Sembuche, Loveness J Urio, Tiffany A Walker, Alice Wang, Robert E Quick

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Last Updated: 16 Feb 2017

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Eliminating Cholera Transmission in Haiti.
 

Author(s): Louise C Ivers

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Jan;376(2):101-103.

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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The terms "Cholera" returned 68 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vibrio cholerae Biofilms and Cholera Pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Anisia J Silva, Jorge A Benitez

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Vibrio cholerae can switch between motile and biofilm lifestyles. The last decades have been marked by a remarkable increase in our knowledge of the structure, regulation, and function of biofilms formed under laboratory conditions. Evidence has grown suggesting that V. cholerae can ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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Mechanisms of Cholera Toxin in the Modulation of TH17 Responses.
 

Author(s): Hsing-Chuan Tsai, Reen Wu

Journal: Crit. Rev. Immunol.. 2015 ;35(2):135-52.

 

Numerous studies have shown that TH17 cells and their signature cytokine IL-17A are critical to host defense against various bacterial and fungal infections. The protective responses mediated by TH17 cells and IL-17A include the recruitment of neutrophils, release of antimicrobial ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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The Impact of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions to Control Cholera: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Dawn L Taylor, Tanya M Kahawita, Sandy Cairncross, Jeroen H J Ensink

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Cholera remains a significant threat to global public health with an estimated 100,000 deaths per year. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions are frequently employed to control outbreaks though evidence regarding their effectiveness is often missing. This paper presents ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2015

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Cholera Vaccine Investment Strategy in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Safety and Immunogenicity of Locally Manufactured Oral Cholera Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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Single Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2015

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