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what is the name of the bacteria that causes cholera

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Cholera: This is a particularly nasty illness - with copious amounts of diarrhea occurring that can dramatically weaken the host, and even kill - particularly ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: In most cases cholera symptoms are mild to moderate. However in 5 to 10% there is severe infection. In those cases rehydration is imperative. Otherwis ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
It does..: The Cholera Vaccine contains the killed inactivated cholera bacteria.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It can: But fever during cholera infection tends not to be prominent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Lutwig: Fever is not a prominent issue with Cholera. 5 to 10% have severe illness with symptoms/ signs of abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, l ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Both!: The recipient of the vaccine develops antibodies to the toxin and the bacteria. The most common vaccine in use today contains killed whole cells and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
You are correct: The famous traveler's diarrhea is caused by the bug vibrio cholerae... Cholera can be endemic, epidemic, or pandemic...It is a rather important diseas ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Only if contaminated: The cholera organism can hide in the most surprising places; during an outbreak, it's good to boil everything, even the water you wash your cherries i ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not permanent: Cholera is a diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. It runs it course over 1-2 weeks, then clears up. The amount of fluid loss thro ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Same as always: The organism...Vibrio cholera, usually serotype o1, spread thru contaminated water.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Same as always: The organism...Vibrio cholera, usually serotype o1, spread thru contaminated water.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
THE MOST IMPORTANT: Cure is avoiding it to begin with. Do not drink untreated water, eat poorly cooked or raw seafood in endemic countries. Treatment once you have it is ... Read More

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