Asiatic cholera


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Asiatic cholera

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Asiatic cholera

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(Pathology) another name for cholera
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Noun1.Asiatic cholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or foodAsiatic cholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
References in classic literature ?
Take him," says the governor --and by the Lord, Flask, if the devil didn't give John the Asiatic cholera before he got through with him, I'll eat this whale in one mouthful.
We must remember, rather, with what awe we watched the gigantic footsteps of the Asiatic cholera, striding from shore to shore of the Atlantic, and marching like destiny upon cities far remote which flight had already half depopulated.
The outbreak of Asiatic cholera in 1831-2 brought notoriety to Sunderland, for it was the first appearance of the disease in Britain.
17) William Stevens, Observations on the Nature and the Treatment of the Asiatic Cholera (London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853), 442.
In 1849, there was an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in the city and Patrick fell ill.