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Is cholera like typhoid?

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

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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Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

No: You can get it directly from another person through fecal-oral contact. Which may seem unlikely, but if you clean up someone's diarrhea and don't wash your hands, you'll probably get it. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...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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Is cholera fatal?

Is cholera fatal?

If not treated: It's often fatal unless treated with aggressive rehydration. The cause of death is massive and rapid dehydration. ...Read more

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Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Travel vaccines: These are unusual vaccines that most primary care physicians do not stock (cholera, typhoid, yellow fever). There are physicians who specialize in travel medicine and they can arrange for these vaccines for your trip. ...Read more

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Is salmonella typhimurium dangerous?

Yes and Yes: Like other serotypes of salmonella enterica, salmonella typhimurium can cause serious, potentially life-threatening infection especially in the young, the elderly and the immune suppressed. ...Read more

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Where does salmonella typhimurium hide?

Where does salmonella typhimurium hide?

Salmonella carrier: Typhoid fever, or enteric fever, is caused by a number of salmonella strains. Chronic carrier state is defined as persistence of bacteria in stool or urine for >1 year. Up to 4% of patients with s.Typhi become carriers--highest in women, with biliary or urologic abnormalities (biliary or kidney stones), or concurrent bladder infection with schistosoma. Sometimes gallbladder removal is needed. ...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 the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read more

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Is rabies-infected meat dangerous for human consumption in foreign countries?

Is rabies-infected meat dangerous for human consumption in foreign countries?

Possibly raw milk: Rabies virus can be found in unpasteurized milk of rabid animals and there are a few anecdotal reports of transmission possibly. There have been several large scale post-exposure prophylaxis incidents involved unpasteurized milk from a rabid cow. ...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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Can fowl cholera be treated by oral rehydration slts?

Can fowl cholera be treated by oral rehydration slts?

Fowl Cholera: Not being a veterinarian - I am not quite sure. Some strains of Vibrio cholerae cause cholera in human beings. Fowl Cholera does not. "Fowl cholera is a contagious, bacterial disease that affects domestic and wild birds worldwide." REF: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/fowl-cholera/overview-of-fowl-cholera ...Read more

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How is cholera spread?

How is cholera spread?

Cholera: Cholera is spread when feces infected by Vibrio cholerae contaminates water or food. Inadequately cooked seafood can be a cause. It is most often seen in areas with poor sanitation & deficient water treatments. ...Read more

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Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Yersinia pestis: Generally not. Person-to-person spread occurs through the respiratory route in patients with plague pneumonia. Most cases are acquired via the bite of infected rodent fleas. ...Read more

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Can fowl cholera be treated by oral rehydration slts?

Fowl Cholera: Not being a veterinarian - I am not quite sure. Some strains of Vibrio cholerae cause cholera in human beings. Fowl Cholera does not. "Fowl cholera is a contagious, bacterial disease that affects domestic and wild birds worldwide." REF: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/fowl-cholera/overview-of-fowl-cholera ...Read more

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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

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How is cholera spread?

Cholera: Cholera is spread when feces infected by Vibrio cholerae contaminates water or food. Inadequately cooked seafood can be a cause. It is most often seen in areas with poor sanitation & deficient water treatments. ...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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What are the symptoms of Cholera?

What are the symptoms of Cholera?

That depends: they may be negligible to severe. 5 to 10% have severe illness with symptoms/ signs of abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, leg cramps, lethargy, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Fever doesn't usually play much of a part in Cholera. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 deaths worldwide each year due to Cholera. ...Read more

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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

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What are the symptoms of cholera I should be looking for?

Dehydration: First, i would question the diagnosis - most healthy travelers do not get cholera due to their healthy stomach acidity defense. However, if you have choleral you can expect profuse, watery diarrhea. Treatment is aggressive hydration! using an electrolyte / rehydration salt solution can be lifesaving! ors (oral rehydration salt) packets can be purchased or made with (safe) water, sugar, & salt. ...Read more

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Is cholera fatal?

If not treated: It's often fatal unless treated with aggressive rehydration. The cause of death is massive and rapid dehydration. ...Read more

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What is a cure for cholera?

Hydration, hydration: One of the most important discoveries in cholera research was the recognition that inspite profound watery diarrhea, there was no problem in absorption of fluids so keeping up with oral hydration can be life-saving in the absence of intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Many people infected with the cholera bacillus have no symptoms but when symptoms occur the disease is manifest by watery ( rice water ) stools, sometimes with vomiting and little fever. ...Read more

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My friend has cholera. How do I avoid getting it?

My friend has cholera. How do I avoid getting it?

Avoid their stool: Cholera is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, either by contaminated water or food. In the usa there is very little chance to acquire cholera. Where had your friend been. Stay away from their stools, wash your hands and watch what you eat and drink carefully. ...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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How many people get infected with cholera each year in america?

Few: There is the occasional case of the non-epidemic serotypes of cholera acquired usually from uncooked shellfish from the gulf of mexico. These are actually not counted as cholera. In the last few years, with the tragic outbreak of cholera affecting haiti and dr, some cases have come to the usa in travelers. There has been, additional, a smaller outbreak of cholera in cuba this year. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cholera, how is it treated and can you get over it?

Severe diarrhea: Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria vibrio cholera, transmitted by drinking contaminated water. It causes severe watery diarrhea that leads to rapid dehydration, shock and death if not aggressively treated. The most important treatment is intravenous or oral rehydration. This is a disease that occurs in epidemics. There's no cholera in kennebunk, maine, i can promise! ...Read more

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