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Doctor insights on: What Is Cholera Caused By Bacteria Or Virus

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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

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 come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

How come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” REF: https://www. Paxvaxconnect. Com/vaxchora? Utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand ...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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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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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

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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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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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Can fresh cherries and milk cause cholera or lead to death?

Only if contaminated: The cholera organism can hide in the most surprising places; during an outbreak, it's good to boil everything, even the water you wash your cherries in. ...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 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

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

Fluids: They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids. Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution. ...Read more

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What name vaccine of cholera?

Cholera vaccine: Improvement in water supply, sanitation, food safety and awareness of preventive measures are the best means of preventing cholera. However, who and partners are evaluating the use of newer tools to complement these traditional measures. Oral cholera vaccines of demonstrated safety and effectiveness have recently become available for use by individuals. ...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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Which is the name for the vaccine for cholera and how does it work?

Which is the name for the vaccine for cholera and how does it work?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” It induces an anticholera immune response. REF: https://www. Paxvaxconnect. Com/vaxchora? Utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand ...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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If you keep a patient hydrated, will their antibiodies eventually kill cholera on their own?

If you keep a patient hydrated, will their antibiodies eventually kill cholera on their own?

Usually: Per the CDC- "With prompt rehydration, fewer than 1% of cholera patients die." REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/cholera/general/index. Html. Oral and intravenous hydration is the key to treatment. Antibiotics can help to shorten the course of illness. ...Read more

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How should get a cholera vaccine?

How should get a cholera vaccine?

Cholera vaccine: It is not available in the us. ...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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I'm wondering what is the name of the cholera vaccine?

I'm wondering what is the name of the cholera vaccine?

Vaxchora: "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. Dukoral® and ShanChol® are not available in ...Read more

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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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