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What Is Cholera Caused By Bacteria Or Virus
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
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
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
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
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
Early or late: It's watery diarrhea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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