Cholera bacillus

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Related to Cholera bacillus: typhoid bacillus, tubercle bacillus, plague bacillus
See Comma bacillus.

See also: Cholera

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Investigations carried out with cholera patients led him to identify the comma shaped cholera bacillus (Vibrio cholerae, later on named as Vibrio cholerae Pacini 1854) as the causative agent of the disease (4).
It was not until more than twenty years later, in the course of the third pandemic, that another medic, Arthur Hill Hassall, became, without realising it, the first man to see the cholera bacillus.
Robert Koch (1843-1910), the well-known German physician and founder of the science of bacteriology, is credited with the discovery of the cholera bacillus, Vibrio cholerae in 1884.