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When was cholera?

When was  cholera?

Cholera: There have been numerous Cholera outbreaks at various parts of the globe over -time. Are you referring to a specific cholera outbreak? ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

Cholera is a dangerous intestinal infection that is caused by ingestion of food or water that is contaminated with the bacterium vibrio cholerae. Cholera causes so much diarrhea, it has been described as 'rice water stool'. Patients can die from cholera because of the severe dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Small children are at the greatest risk of death because they don't have the same reserve as adults. The disease can treated effectively by replacement of the fluids and salts that are lost. Prevention is possible: clean water, food safety, and sanitation are very important. Talk to your doctor if you might be traveling to an area of the world where cholera is still present, such as parts of ...Read more


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How is cholera spread?

How is cholera spread?

contamination: Cholera is a bacteria spread from infected feces via inadequate water treatment to new victims. It cannot occur with modern sewage treatment systems and isolation of known cases but is a disease of societal breakdown and inadequate sanitation. ...Read more

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Do we have cholera in the u.S.?

CHOLERA IN US: No there has not been any reported cases of cholera in us for few years. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholera?

Bacterial infection: Cholera is caused by a bacterium, vibrio cholerae. Infections results in severe profuse watery diarrhea and may cause death from dehydration. The bacterium is usually transmiited through water or food. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of cholera?

What is the symptoms of cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Cholera causes variable amount of watery (rice water) diarrhea which can be severe enough to cause rapid dehydration. Vomiting can occur but fever is not prominent. ...Read more

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In what countries is cholera found?

In what countries is cholera found?

Cholera: According to WHO -more recent outbreaks of cholera have included: South-East Africa (Mozambique & Somalia), Americas (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti & Mexico), Afghanistan (Badakhshan province), Africa (Angola, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Nigeria. > ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cholera in us?

Yes and no: Epidemic cholera would not likely occur in the usa or other developed nations because of the presence of adequate sewage systems and the availability of clean, safe water to drink ....But the non-epidemic strains pop up every so often usually linked to uncooked shellfish from the gulf of mexico. I took care of one last year. There are imported cases once in a while, some from the haiti outbreak. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cholera in modern age?

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

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What are the symptoms for cholera in americans?

What are the symptoms for cholera in americans?

Same as in anyone: Acute watery (rice water) diarrhea, sometimes with vomitnr, not much fever. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more