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How can cholera spread?

How can cholera spread?

Contaminated water: Most people acquire cholera from fecally-contaminated water from an inadequate sewage system or none at all. Haiti, especially after the disastrous earthquake centered in leogane, clearly showed how rapidly cholera can spread without an adequate sewage system. ...Read more

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Cholera (Definition)

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 ...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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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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Does putting ice into whisky prevent the spread of cholera?

Does putting ice into whisky prevent the spread of cholera?

No: In fact, in the extremely unlikely event that you happened to be drinking whiskey in a cholera-endemic area, the ice might be made of unpurified water and might cause infection. You won't get cholera from whiskey drunk neat. ...Read more

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How do you get cholera?

How do you get cholera?

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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What are some of the tests for Cholera?

What are some of the tests for Cholera?

A/W Dr. Rutledge: To determine causative agent a stool test is best. There is also a rapid dipstick test . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholera?

What is the definition or description of: cholera?

Diarrhea : Cholera is a bacterial intestinal infection caused by vibrio cholerae. It causes severe painless diarrhea as much as 10-20 liters/day (4 gal). This will quickly lead to dehydration and death if fluid replacement not done. Causes > 100, 000 deaths/yr. Diarrhea described as rice water stool. Spread from feces to mouth. Poor sanitation is risk factor. ...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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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more