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 1006 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Cholera, 2013.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Aug;89(31):345-55.

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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John Snow and cholera--the bicentenary of birth.
 

Author(s): Maria Gańczak

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(1):89-92, 169-71.

 

The bicentenary of John Snow's birth, a legend in his field, for his research on epidemiology and the prevention ofcholera, constitutes a unique opportunity to commemorate this iconic figure. In the article, his spectacular achievements in this discipline are presented, including ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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The terms "Cholera" returned 58 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholera in coastal Africa: a systematic review of its heterogeneous environmental determinants.
 

Author(s): Stanislas Rebaudet, Bertrand Sudre, Benoît Faucher, Renaud Piarroux

Journal: J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Nov;208 Suppl 1():S98-106.

 

According to the "cholera paradigm," epidemiology of this prototypical waterborne disease is considered to be driven directly by climate-induced variations in coastal aquatic reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae. This systematic review on environmental determinants of cholera in coastal ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Elimination of cholera in the democratic Republic of the Congo: the new national policy.
 

Author(s): Jean Jacques Muyembe, Didier Bompangue, Guy Mutombo, Laurent Akilimali, Annie Mutombo, Berthe Miwanda, Jean de Dieu Mpuruta, Kabunga Kambale Deka, Fataki Bitakyerwa, Jaime Mufitini Saidi, Armand Luhembwe Mutadi, Raphael Senga Kakongo, Freddy Birembano, Martin Mengel, Bradford D Gessner, Benoît Kebela Ilunga

Journal: J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Nov;208 Suppl 1():S86-91.

 

We evaluated published and unpublished data on cholera cases and deaths reported from clinical care facilities in the 56 health districts of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the National Ministry of Health during 2000-2011. Cholera incidence was highest in the eastern provinces ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Environmental determinants of cholera outbreaks in inland Africa: a systematic review of main transmission foci and propagation routes.
 

Author(s): Stanislas Rebaudet, Bertrand Sudre, Benoît Faucher, Renaud Piarroux

Journal: J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Nov;208 Suppl 1():S46-54.

 

Cholera is generally regarded as the prototypical waterborne and environmental disease. In Africa, available studies are scarce, and the relevance of this disease paradigm is questionable. Cholera outbreaks have been repeatedly reported far from the coasts: from 2009 through 2011, ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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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: 14 Oct 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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