Vibrio cholerae

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  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Of Vibrio Cholerae Isolated From Diarrheal Patients

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    susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae Isolated from Diarrheal Patients in Najaf Province Dr. Zahraa Yosif Motaweq Faculty of Science/University of Kufa Abstract: Stool specimens were collected from patients with watery diarrhea aged (from 1 to >60 years) prior administration to antimicrobial agents who were referred to Central Health Laboratory in Najaf. This study found that 27 isolate of Vibrio cholerae 23(52.3%) male and 21 (47.7%) female. Regarding to the serotyping of V. cholerae this study

  • Vibrio cholerae

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    Introduction to Microbiology Pathogen paper Vibrio cholera Nazarbayev University Taxonomy and Morphology Vibrio cholerae is a gram-negative bacterium which is causative agent for the diarrheal disease cholera. Vibrio cholerae is a member of the Vibrionaceae family, which is a facultative anaerobic and is capable of respiratory and fermentative metabolism. It does not form spores and its motility is due to the single polar flagellum. Vibrios are highly halophylic and are very sensitive

  • Disease is worldwide. Some, unfortunately, may continue to be a problem for decades or centuries to

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    culprit responsible for this particular plague is the bacteria Vibrios cholerae (Kraft, 2010). Symptoms of cholera have been traced as far back as ancient Greek times and Sanskrit writings (Pukatzki & Provenzano, 2013). Between 1817 and 1961 there have been seven pandemic outbreaks that killed millions of people (Cable News Network, 2013.). In the

  • Cholera Symptoms, Causes, Vaccine, Treatment and History

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    Produced by the bacteria, vibrio cholerae that creates a toxin that affects the absorption of water in the small intestine, Cholera is an infectious disease. The majority of the bacteria is wiped out by gastric acid when ingested, while the surviving bacteria settle in the small intestine and begin making the toxin that produces the symptoms of Cholera. The toxin created by the bacteria, Vibrio Cholerae, is a exotoxin. Vibrio Cholerae is a member of the Vibrionaceae family of curved gram-negative

  • Cholera Essay

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    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 essential to success

  • 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

  • Cholera Outbreak in South India in Association with Religious Gathering

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    outbreaks are not restricted to this period. Cholera outbreaks have also been reported in refugee camp, prison, funeral feast, etc., (2). Cholera is caused by two serogroups of Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139. Among them O1 has two biotypes Classical and El Tor. Classical biotype was completely replaced by El Tor Vibrio cholerae over the past few decades and almost all of the cholera outbreaks recently reported were belongs to El Tor biotype (3, 4, 5). A similar outbreak emerged in the Theni district of

  • Many Strains of Vibrio Cholera

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    Vibrio cholerae is a "comma" shaped Gram-negative bacteria with a single, polar flagellum for movement. There are numerous strains of V. cholerae, some of which are pathogenic and some of which are not. V. cholerae is a facultative anaerobic organism and was first isolated as the cause of cholera by an Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854, but his discovery was not widely known until Robert Koch, working independently 30 years later, publicized the knowledge and the means of fighting the disease

  • 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

  • The Cholera Epidemic Outbreak Epidemic

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    The Cholera Epidemic In this paper, I am going to discuss the epidemic that was going on during the time in which my story was written. The Cholera epidemic was a very serious illness and was spreading very rampantly. I will discuss the signs and symptoms that are associated with the illness and what was the probable cause. I will also discuss a few changes that were made with public sanitation do to the outbreak of Cholera. During the dread reign of the Cholera in New York, I had