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 1174 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Analysis of fatality due to cholera epidemics in Tuliszków parish in 1852.
 

Author(s): Bogdan Cichy

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2015 ;69(3):549-54, 653-6.

 

Little is known about the correlation between age, gender-distribution and fatality rate during cholera epidemics.

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2015

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Editorial note: cholera a public health priority.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Oct;90(40):529.

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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Cholera in Haiti: successes and challenges in a low income country.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Oct;90(40):542-4.

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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The terms "Cholera" returned 75 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Post-licensure deployment of oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Stephen Martin, Anna Lena Lopez, Anna Bellos, Jacqueline Deen, Mohammad Ali, Kathryn Alberti, Dang Duc Anh, Alejandro Costa, Rebecca F Grais, Dominique Legros, Francisco J Luquero, Megan B Ghai, William Perea, David A Sack

Journal: Bull. World Health Organ.. 2014 Dec;92(12):881-93.

 

To describe and analyse the characteristics of oral cholera vaccination campaigns; including location, target population, logistics, vaccine coverage and delivery costs.

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2015

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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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Critical analysis of compositions and protective efficacies of oral killed cholera vaccines.
 

Author(s): Shahjahan Kabir

Journal: Clin. Vaccine Immunol.. 2014 Sep;21(9):1195-205.

 

Two cholera vaccines, sold as Shanchol and Dukoral, are currently available. This review presents a critical analysis of the protective efficacies of these vaccines. Children under 5 years of age are very vulnerable to cholera and account for the highest incidence of cholera cases ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Introduction of Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2015

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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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Immunity to Human Cholera in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2010

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