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Doctor insights on: Non Cholera Vibrio Infections In Children

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Is cholera caused only by the bacterium vibrio?

Is cholera caused only by the bacterium vibrio?

Yes: Vibrio cholerae is the cause of human cholera. Fowl cholera and swine cholera are not human diseases and caused by different pathogens. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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Can you tell me how cholera (vibrio cholerae) attack human body systems?

Can you tell me how cholera (vibrio cholerae) attack human body systems?

Diarrhea/ dehydrates: Cholera is an intestinal bacterial infection by Vibrio cholerae. Contaminated water. Is often the source of infection. It can lead to severe watery diarrhea, dehydration & potentially to death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

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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Vibrio cholerae produces toxin and is capable of causing cholera only when it is lysogenic. Why is this?

Vibrio cholerae produces toxin and is capable of causing cholera only when it is lysogenic. Why is this?

Vibrio cholerae: " CTXf gains entry to the V. cholerae cell by way of the toxin-regulated piliā€”the surface organelles required for intestinal colonization. Its genes are then incorporated into host chromosome, inducing the cell to secrete CT"
See pages 121 & 122 of REF: http://www. Who. Int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/admicrob6.pdf ...Read more

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What would have a greater chance at creating an endemic in the us: vibrio cholera or etec?

Epidemic or endemic?: In the developed world, substantial outbreaks of cholera do not occur because of safe water supplies. Etec, enterotoxic e. Coli, is more of a sporadic infection and a common cause f traveler's diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is Vibrio Cholerae Cholera a permanent disease to have? Does it stay and cause continual in the body for life? Does treatment cure Vibrio Cholerae?

Is Vibrio Cholerae Cholera a permanent disease to have? Does it stay and cause continual in the body for life? Does treatment cure Vibrio Cholerae?

Not permanent: Cholera is a diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. It runs it course over 1-2 weeks, then clears up. The amount of fluid loss through severe diarrhea is what makes it dangerous, but once it clears up, the problem is over. There is no chronic infection and asymptomatic people don't carry V. cholerae. If you are healthy or have recovered from cholera, no worries! ...Read more

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Is vibrio parahaemolyticus infection painful?

Is vibrio parahaemolyticus infection painful?

V.parahemolyticus: V.Parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness (painful for some). As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

A number of drugs: V parahaemolyticus, usually acquired from eating raw shellfish, can be treated with a drug like either Ciprofloxacin or doxycycline. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

V. parahemolyticus: Vibrio parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness. As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is provision of adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know: It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon. ...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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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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What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

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

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What is cholera? What does it do to the body?

What is cholera? What does it do to the body?

Cholera: Cholera is an intestinal bacterial infection by Vibrio cholerae. Contaminated water. Is often the source of infection. It can lead to severe watery diarrhea, dehydration & potentially to death. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for cholera?

What are the safest home remedies for cholera?

Rehydration: Most healthy people don't get into trouble from cholera - in fact most healthy people, due to their healthy stomach acidity, don't even get cholera. If you are unlucky enough to get it, the principle symptom is profuse, water, diarrhea, so rehydration is key. Using a "rehydration solution" (combination of (safe) water, sugar, salt, and pinch of baking soda) can be life saving! ...Read more

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If I'm traveling to Uganda, how worried should I be about cholera?

If I'm traveling to Uganda, how worried should I be about cholera?

Cholera Risk: "Cholera vaccine is not generally recommended, though cholera is reported (see "Recent outbreaks" below), because most travelers are at low risk for infection. " vaccines, where available, are recommended only for high-risk individuals, such as relief workers, health professionals, and those traveling to remote areas where cholera epidemics are occurring and there is limited access to medical care ...Read more

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Why the predicted cholera outbreaks never materialise after floods?

They do: They sometimes do. The best example is the recent devastating outbreak in haiti that killed almost 10, 000 people. The thing about cholera is that it has to start with someone who has it. Flooding is not enough. In the case of the haitian outbreak, the source is felt to have been infected un peacekeepers from nepal stationed along the artibonite river. ...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

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