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Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

Colplex: Two very different microorganisms with different mechanisms for producing disease. Cholera affects only the mucous lining of the bowel and produces a toxin-mediated watery diarrhea. Salmonella typhi infection begins in the intestinal tract, spreading to the local lymph nodes, to the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

A dangerous intestinal infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) that can lead to severe dehydration or death. Cholera causes such watery diarrhea, that it has been described ...Read more


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How does cholera spread among humans?

How does cholera spread among humans?

Contaminated water: Cholera bacteria are passed by swallowing them. Almost always it occurs when feces of infected people contaminates drinking water. With normal hygiene in the home and in your community, you are not at risk of cholera. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

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

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What is cholera? What does it do to the body?

What is cholera? What does it do to the body?

Cholera: Cholera is an intestinal bacterial infection by Vibrio cholerae. Contaminated water. Is often the source of infection. It can lead to severe watery diarrhea,dehydration & potentially to death. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for cholera?

What are the safest home remedies for cholera?

Rehydration: Most healthy people don't get into trouble from cholera - in fact most healthy people, due to their healthy stomach acidity, don't even get cholera. If you are unlucky enough to get it, the principle symptom is profuse, water, diarrhea, so rehydration is key. Using a "rehydration solution" (combination of (safe) water, sugar, salt, and pinch of baking soda) can be life saving! ...Read more

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If I'm traveling to Uganda, how worried should I be about cholera?

If I'm traveling to Uganda, how worried should I be about cholera?

Cholera Risk: "Cholera vaccine is not generally recommended, though cholera is reported (see "Recent outbreaks" below), because most travelers are at low risk for infection. " vaccines, where available, are recommended only for high-risk individuals, such as relief workers, health professionals, and those traveling to remote areas where cholera epidemics are occurring and there is limited access to medical care ...Read more

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Why the predicted cholera outbreaks never materialise after floods?

Why the predicted cholera outbreaks never materialise after floods?

They do: They sometimes do. The best example is the recent devastating outbreak in haiti that killed almost 10, 000 people. The thing about cholera is that it has to start with someone who has it. Flooding is not enough. In the case of the haitian outbreak, the source is felt to have been infected un peacekeepers from nepal stationed along the artibonite river. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cholera?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cholera?

Neither: Cholera is a bacteria (vibrio cholerae) which lives in the gut and is transmitted to humans by consumption of water or food which is contaminated with fecal matter (stool). Genes or luck have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Is cholera caused only by the bacterium vibrio?

Yes: Vibrio cholerae is the cause of human cholera. Fowl cholera and swine cholera are not human diseases and caused by different pathogens. ...Read more

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Is cholera like typhoid?

No: Cholera is caused by vibrio cholerae, and is mainly a secretory diarrhea, or to put it more simply, abundant aqueous diarrhea, which will lead to dehydration if left untreated. Very rarely if at all fever will be present. Typhoid on the other hand, caused by salmonella typhi, is a systemic febrile disease, which can cause sepsis. Classic typhoid fever will rarely present with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Where can I get my cholera vaccines?

Where can I get my cholera vaccines?

Cholera vaccine: Cholera vaccine is not routinely given in usa and is not stocked in most clinics and physicians office.If you are travelling to an endemic area where cholera is prevalent the vaccine has to be specialy ordered.Talk to your doctor or contact cdc. ...Read more

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What vaccination is taken for cholera?

What vaccination is taken for cholera?

Cholera vaccines: " Two oral vaccines have recently been developed: Orochol (Mutacol), licensed in Canada and Australia, and Dukoral, licensed in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. These vaccines, where available, are recommended only for high-risk individuals" See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/ ...Read more

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How would soldiers get rid of cholera?

How would soldiers get rid of cholera?

Clean water: Epidemic cholera, due to o1 or o139 strains, is transmitted by contaminated water. Building latrines, sewage systems and establishing dissemination of clean water will prevent cholera. ...Read more

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Will cholera kill me if I don't get treatment?

Can do: Very serious illness. Needs IV fluid replacement therapy plus antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is differece between typhoid and cholera?

Very different: An odd question to be coming from cumberland, md, but here goes: typhoid is a disease caused by salmonella typhi that primarily causes fever and abdominal pain, with less diarrhea than is seen with other types of salmonellosis. Cholera is caused by vibrio cholerae, and causes a severe, watery diarrhea that rapidly leads to dehydration, shock and death if the patient is not aggressively hydrated. ...Read more

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What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Cholera?

What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Cholera?

Vaxchora: “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. Dukoral® and ShanChol® are not available in the United States. They are inactivated oral cholera vaccines. ...Read more

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Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more