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What are the causes of cholera in modern age?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Same as always: The organism...Vibrio cholera, usually serotype o1, spread thru contaminated water.

Answered 6/18/2017


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Contamination & poor: sanitation. " Infection due to V. cholerae begins with the ingestion of contaminated water or food. After passage through the acid barrier of the stomach, the organism colonizes the epithelium of the small intestine ." REF: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/admicrob6.pdf

Answered 11/27/2017



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