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 1056 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholera outbreak linked with lack of safe water supply following a tropical cyclone in Pondicherry, India, 2012.
 

Author(s): Tony Fredrick, Manickam Ponnaiah, Manoj V Murhekar, Yuvaraj Jayaraman, Joseph K David, Selvaraj Vadivoo, Vasna Joshua

Journal: J Health Popul Nutr. 2015 Mar;33(1):31-8.

 

In the aftermath of a severe cyclonic storm on 7 January 2012, a cluster of acute diarrhoea cases was reported from two localities in Pondicherry, Southern India. We investigated the outbreak to identify causes and recommend control measures. We defined a case as occurrence of diarrhoea ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

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Ebola and cholera.
 

Author(s): David R Nalin, Norbert Hirschhorn

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 May;92(5):1081.

 

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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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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The terms "Cholera" returned 71 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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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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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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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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