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 1017 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spatio-temporal epidemiology of the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea, 2009-2011.
 

Author(s): Paul F Horwood, Stephan Karl, Ivo Mueller, Marinjho H Jonduo, Boris I Pavlin, Rosheila Dagina, Berry Ropa, Sibauk Bieb, Alexander Rosewell, Masahiro Umezaki, Peter M Siba, Andrew R Greenhill

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Cholera continues to be a devastating disease in many developing countries where inadequate safe water supply and poor sanitation facilitate spread. From July 2009 until late 2011 Papua New Guinea experienced the first outbreak of cholera recorded in the country, resulting in >15,500 ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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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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Risk factors for diarrhea hospitalization in Bangladesh, 2000-2008: a case-case study of cholera and shigellosis.
 

Author(s): Danny V Colombara, Abu S G Faruque, Karen D Cowgill, Jonathan D Mayer

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Cholera and shigellosis are endemic on the Indian subcontinent. Our objective was to identify cholera-specific risk factors distinct from shigellosis risk factors.

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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The terms "Cholera" returned 62 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Genomic science in understanding cholera outbreaks and evolution of Vibrio cholerae as a human pathogen.
 

Author(s): William P Robins, John J Mekalanos

Journal: Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol.. 2014 ;379():211-29.

 

Modern genomic and bioinformatic approaches have been applied to interrogate the V. cholerae genome, the role of genomic elements in cholera disease, and the origin, relatedness, and dissemination of epidemic strains. A universal attribute of choleragenic strains includes a repertoire ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2014

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Circulation and transmission of clones of Vibrio cholerae during cholera outbreaks.
 

Author(s): O Colin Stine, J Glenn Morris

Journal: Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol.. 2014 ;379():181-93.

 

Cholera is still a major public health problem. The underlying bacterial pathogen Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae) is evolving and some of its mutations have set the stage for outbreaks. After V. cholerae acquired the mobile elements VSP I & II, the El Tor pandemic began and spread across ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 1 Dec 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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