Cholera

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of water or food contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Its main symptoms include vomiting and profuse watery diarrhea. It is mainly treated with oral rehydration solution and intravenous fluids.

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What causes cholera?

Drinking or eating something that has cholera bacterium (vibrio cholerae) in it.

It spreads in dirty water. Cholera is still a serious disease in the slums of India.

The causative organism is Vibrio cholerae.

IT IS A CONTAGIOUS DESEASE THAT INFECTS THE SMALL INTESTINE BY CONTAMINATION BY THE PATHOGEN VIBRIO CHOLERAE IN WATER AND FOODS.

Cholera is caused by a germ known as vibrio cholerae. This germ produces a powerful poison or endotoxin. The disease is spread by flies and water contaminated by the germs. This is a disease that affects the intestinal track. Please read the related link below.

Vibrio Cholerae

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When was Vibrio cholerae discovered?

1883

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How effective is chlorine in preventing disease like cholera?

Chlorination of water is very effective way to prevent almost all the water borne infectious diseases. If you filter the water properly, then you can prevent all the water borne diseases. Chlorine can stay in water to kill the bacteria, which have contaminated the water later on. The risk associated with chlorine in proper quantity are negligible and often exaggerated. Chlorine is very cheap and no body market it or promote it.

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How did bazalgette help to stop cholera?

He decided to sort out the problem in London of 'The big stink', which was one hot summer where the rubbish in the Thames became an unbearable smell. He devised a sewage system. In the process of this, he figured that the dirty water may have something to do with the cases of Cholera. After turning one off the water pumps in the London Courtyard, cases of cholera in a certain part of London stopped completely. Hope I Helped.

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Where was cholera first discovered?

Cholera was discovered by Filippo Pacini in 1854 in India during the Asiatic Cholera pandemic. It was later re-discovered by both John Snow and Robert Koch.

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How many people does cholera kill?

There are an estimated 3-5 million cholera cases and 100 000-20000 deaths due to cholera every year.

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Mr tseng died of cholera during a sudden and widespread outbreak of this disease in his country Such an outbreak is described as a?

Epidemic

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How effective is chlorine in preventing diseases like cholera?

Chlorine added to drinking water and swimming pools has revolutionised the safety of drinking water throughout the world. The gas dissolves in water and fatallly damages the cell walls of water born bacteria such as eschera coli, (E coli) and cholera. If the water is left to stand the chlorine exits the water and the taste disappears.

A source of safe water is the basis of modern civilization

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How many people die a minute?

  • Per minute: 108 die
  • Per day: 156 thousand die
  • Per year: 56.7 million die
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What industries in New York City were effected by cholera in the late 1800's?

gotham law offices

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Where does cholera hide in order to grow and reproduce?

In the small intestine.

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How did john snow prevent the spread of cholera?

John Snow identified contaminated water as a leading cause of cholera.

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What are the signs and symptoms of cholera?

Cholera is a deadly infection of the intestine, most often caused by consumption of contaminated food or water. Often mild or without symptoms, the infection can sometimes be severe. Symptoms generally include continuous watery diarrhea, loss of weight, skin becomes very rough. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

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  • Stage 1: diarrheal stage
    • Watery diarrhea - usually severe but painless
    • Vomiting
    • Rice-water stools
    • Muscle cramps
  • Stage 2: dehydration stage
    • Dehydration
    • Cold skin
    • Sunken eyes
    • Thirst
    • Weak pulse
    • Voice changes - faint and high-pitched voice
    • Shock
    • Reduced urine
    • Muscle cramps
    • Muscle weakness
  • Stage 3: recovery - if dehydration has not caused death
  • Asymptomatic
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Shock
  • Dehydration
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Loss of sodium
  • Loss of chloride
  • Loss of potassium
  • Loss of bicarbonate
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Intense thirst
  • Reduced urination
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypotension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Acidosis
  • Shock
  • Kidney failure
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What is the connection between Anarchism and alchemy?

There isn't one. Anarchism is a system without established rule. Alchemy is the process of changing one material into another (lead into gold). No connection exists between anarchism and alchemy. A comparison isn't a connection. Alchemy is the act of turning something to gold and anarchism is a society or belief with no government or leaders.

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How many people die in a minute?

  • Per minute: 108 die
  • Per day: 156 thousand die
  • Per year: 56.7 million die
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How did they treat cholera on the Oregon trail?

On the Oregon Trail, to cure Cholera they would give the infected person laudanum (an opium tincture useful in combating the disease). If the travelers didn't have laudanum, they would increase fluid and salt intake to prevent dehydration, and give the person lots of rest.

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Can vaginal sores develop as a result of repeated forceful rubbing from tight clothes or underwear?

Forceful rubbing and tight underwear can cause sores on the OUTER skin around the vagina such as the labia but not on the INSIDE. Try wearing looser clothes and see if it helps clear up any sores you may have.

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What is characteristic of vibrio cholerae?

it is comma shaped

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What is the Effect of cholera on body?

Cholera causes weakness, fatigue, rapid pulse, excessive thirst, glassy and or sunken eyes, lack of tears, low urine output, vomiting, and diarrhea. Basically, because of the excessive amount of vomiting and diarrhea, the body becomes EXTREMELY dehydrated which leads to the other symptoms mentioned and, if not treated soon, also leads to death.

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Who discovered cholera was carried by water?

John Snow

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Why haven't malaria and cholera been eradicated by vaccination?

I believe it is because there still is no cure to either disease.

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How does vibro cholera reproduce?

By invading the blood cells then reproducing

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What did people believed caused cholera?

because you touch your self at night.

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What should the RPM be for a 1999 Chrysler Sebring when you are traveling at 70 mph?

around 3000 rpm is a safe bet. It would help if you described the engine ( 4cyl / 6 cyl / 8 cyl.. 2700 - 3000 is safe....

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Is cholera a bacteria or virus?

cholera is a bacteria

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