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 1278 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh.
 

Author(s): Andrew S Azman, Francisco J Luquero

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Aug;375(7):e12.

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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Epidemic focus: Cholera.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Jun;91(23):297-8.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2016

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The terms "Cholera" returned 77 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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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 in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Fetal, Neonatal, and Maternal Mortality.
 

Author(s): Nguyen-Toan Tran, Richard Taylor, Annick Antierens, Nelly Staderini

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Maternal infection with cholera may negatively affect pregnancy outcomes. The objective of this research is to systematically review the literature and determine the risk of fetal, neonatal and maternal death associated with cholera during pregnancy.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 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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Introduction of Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholera

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016

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