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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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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 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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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?

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?

In what countries is cholera found?

Cholera: According to Whom -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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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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What is the treatment for cholera in tropics?

What is the treatment for cholera in tropics?

Same as anywhere: Rehydration... Rehydration... Rehydration. Antibiotics like Doxycycline can be helpful but the most important discovery in cholera therapy was that oral rehydration works.... ...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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What vaccination is taken for cholera?

Cholera vaccines: " Two oral vaccines have recently been developed: Orochol (Mutacol), licensed in Canada and Australia, and Dukoral, licensed in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. These vaccines, where available, are recommended only for high-risk individuals" See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/ ...Read more

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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

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