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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Typhoid And Cholera

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What is differece between typhoid and cholera?

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

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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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

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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

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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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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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What vaccine is given to prevent cholera?

Cholera vaccine: There are two different oral cholera vaccines available. One vaccine dukoral is licensed in multiple countries and has qualifications through the world health organization. You need two doses of the vaccine for protection. Receiving the vaccine does not replace standard precautions in countries where cholera is endemic. The vaccine provides incomplete protection for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Yes - Vaxchora: was approved in 2016. “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the vaccine for adults 18 – 64 years old who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. ...Read more

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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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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

See answer: The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not contagious, &improved. Doctor will not give u an antibiotic as a precaution. U may never develop the disease. If u do develop a fever the diagnosis becomes easier and u will be promptly treated. Make sure u include a blood culture in the tests ordered. ...Read more

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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

Typhoid: Typhoid is usually acquired through consumption of water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of one with the disease. Transmission through sexual contact is rare and that is through anal sex. Your chances are low. I can find no recommendation to use antibiotics in a prophylactic manner. Good hand and food hygiene and vaccination are your best protections. ...Read more

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Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Cleanliness: good hand washing,do not eat outside food and water unless it is from a very reliable source.There is a typhoid vaccine but it only gives immunity for a few months and had to be taken frequently. ...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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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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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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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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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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I was wondering does the cholera bacteria evntually die?

I was wondering does the cholera bacteria evntually die?

Yes: In most cases cholera symptoms are mild to moderate. However in 5 to 10% there is severe infection. In those cases rehydration is imperative. Otherwise the bacteria may outlive the infected person. Antibiotic use can shorten length of illness. ...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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