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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cholera?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

You must have travelled to an area wihere this infectious disease is prevalent.
You are a victim of lack of basic sanitation and water treatment facilities, liklely in a poor country with a large population. There is no genetic predisposition and any one can be infected.

In brief: Neither

You must have travelled to an area wihere this infectious disease is prevalent.
You are a victim of lack of basic sanitation and water treatment facilities, liklely in a poor country with a large population. There is no genetic predisposition and any one can be infected.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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