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When was the chicken cholera vaccine given?

When was the chicken cholera vaccine given?

Fowl cholera: Fowl (or chicken) Cholera Vaccine was developed by pasteur in the late 1800s. The disease is caused by pasteurella and is not related to human cholera caused by vibrio cholerae. The human disease, originally called asiatic cholera, is now a misnomer as 90 percent or more of cases currently originate in subsaharan africa. Fowl Cholera Vaccine was never used in humans. ...Read more

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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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What is the name of the cholera vaccine? How effective is it?

What is the name of the cholera vaccine? How effective is it?

Cholera vaccine: Two forms of cholera vaccine are currently in production, but neither is available in the United States. It consists of two oral doses separated by several weeks. It provides short lived incomplete immunity and is not recommended for most travelers. ...Read more

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What is the name of the cholera vaccine? How effective is it?

What is the name of the cholera vaccine? How effective is it?

Cholera vaccine: Two forms of cholera vaccine are currently in production, but neither is available in the United States. It consists of two oral doses separated by several weeks. It provides short lived incomplete immunity and is not recommended for most travelers. ...Read more

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Why does the cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

Why does the cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

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 fragments of the toxin. The vaccine acts by inducing antibodies against both the bacterial components and the toxin! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the name of the cholera vaccine?

None in the US: There is no Cholera Vaccine currently available in the us and it is not recommended by the cdc for most travelers.There are 2 oral vaccines , one from sweden (dukoral) and one from india (shanchol). See the cdc website.www.cdc.gov/travel. ...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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Which is the name for the vaccine for cholera and how does it work?

Which is the name for the vaccine for cholera and how does it work?

Builds immunity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cholera_vaccine. All vaccines are meant to stimulate an immune response to the infection for which the vaccine is designed...In cholera dead germs are used to be taken orally or injected to create an immune response so if the person were exposed to cholera they would not get it or have a milder case as a result. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more