Cholera

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  • Cholera Outbreak Epidemic Of Cholera

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    Cholera Cholera has re-emerged as a major infectious disease in the recent past with a global increase in its incidence. In 1994, cholera cases were notified from 94 countries-the highest ever number of countries in one year (WHO, 1995). Two disturbing aspects of global cholera picture in 1990s have been-dramatic and unexpected reappearance of epidemic cholera caused by V.cholerae 01 E1T or in Latin America after 100 years absence from the region and unexpected appearance in 1992 in South India of

  • What is Cholera?

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    Cholera is an infectious disease – caused by the bacterium vibrio cholera (figure 1) – that affects the small intestine and causes a large amount of watery diarrhea. The bacteria conserves its energy and nutrients to pass through the acid in the stomach and then once inside the small intestine, propels itself into the mucus where it flourishes. Often times the infections comes with no or mild systems, with severe symptoms being shown in 5% of infected persons. Symptoms can show within a matter of

  • Cholera Essay

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    Background: Cholera is a dehydrating illness that affects millions of people worldwide. Although cholera vaccines can provide some protection against illness, the protective efficacy conferred by current vaccines are not equivalent to natural infection of Vibrio cholerae (1,2). To combat cholera infection, the WHO has proposed a global initiative to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent by 2030. In this call to action, the WHO designates the improvement and distribution of oral cholera vaccines as

  • Essay on Cholera

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    Cholera The disease, cholera, is an infection of the intestines, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. As stated in Microbes and Infections of the Gut, the bacterium is “a Gram-negative, comma- shaped, highly motile organism with a single terminal flagellum” (105). Cholera is characterized by the most significant symptom that presents with the disease, diarrhea, and victims can lose up to twenty liters of body fluids in a day. Cholera can be a serious disease, due to the serious dehydration

  • Cholera Is A Contagious Infection

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    & Sack, (2005) states that Cholera is a highly contagious infection, which is deemed to be severe once contracted. This is the case since it has been considered as among the dangerous diseases currently, and which has been aligned with a variety of worldwide epidemics experienced in the near past. The disease sprang in 1961, where it was first experienced in Indonesia, and spread to other nations around the globe. According to WHO (2002), in the 21st century, cholera was deemed to infect over 300

  • Cholera Is On The Rise With An Population

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    Cholera is on the rise with an estimated 1.4 billion people at risk in endemic countries and an estimated 3 million to 5 million cases and 100,000-120,000 deaths per year worldwide. In many endemic countries, children under 5 account for more than half of the global incidence and deaths. Cholera has remained endemic in some Asian countries for centuries, has become endemic in an increasing number of African countries with epidemics throughout the years, and has recently returned to the Americas with

  • Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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    Cholera Outbreak in Haiti Vibrio cholerae is a bacterium that infects the intestines of humans (CDC, 2016). While there are several strains of vibrio cholerae, only two types have been known to cause cholera outbreaks and only one (type O1) is responsible for outbreaks globally (WHO, 2015). Cholera infection is an acute diarrheal disease (CDC, 2016). It is extremely virulent and can affect children and adults with equal severity if left untreated (WHO, 2015). Vibrio cholerae has a short incubation

  • Taking a Look at Cholera

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    Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An infection from this bacterium, if not treated soon, can cause serious illness or even death within hours of contracting the infection¹. Vibrio cholerae infects the large intestine, causing extreme cases of diarrhea in which an individual has the potential to die within hours of developing symptoms due to dehydration. Symptoms of the disease include rapid heart rate, hypotension, and dry mucous membranes². The cholera virus

  • John Snow: Cholera

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    explaining cholera and how it spread consisted primarily of morbid poison entering the alimentary canal through means of contaminated water consumption. Snow believed this to be the basis of how cholera was contracted by individuals and believed improper sewage filtration was to blame as well as a means of spreading the disease from person to person. However, previous explanations of how cholera was contracted consisted of the theory of airborne infection. This theory proposed that cholera was contracted

  • The Symptoms Of Love And Cholera

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    symptoms of cholera? What literal and metaphoric functions does the cholera plague serve in this novel? How does it change the characters ' attitudes toward life? What light does it shed on Latin American society in the nineteenth century? a. Throughout the novel, the symptoms of love and cholera are seen as being one and the same, especially in Florentino’s case. At the beginning of he and Fermina’s early romance, Florentino’s mother mistakes his love sickness with the warning signs of cholera. Florentino’s

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