epidemic cholera


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Noun1.epidemic cholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or foodepidemic 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
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The results from the numerical solutions of the models presented showed that increasing the susceptible pool and the infected population above some threshold values were responsible for epidemic cholera. It also showed that the difference between the growth rate (r) and the loss rate (n) of the bacteria plays a huge role in the outbreak as well as the severity of the disease.
Vibrio cholerae serogroups O1 and O139 are toxigenic strains associated with epidemic cholera; however, other Vibrio cholerae serogroups, such as O75 and O141, can also produce cholera toxin, leading to a cholera-like illness identified as vibriosis (1).
The Minister affirmed that the cumulative death toll has reached 4 deaths, so far, since the registration of cases of the Watery diarrhea, asserting that the watery Diarrhea present in the state is not an epidemic cholera. Prof.
Epidemic cholera had never been reported from Haiti, and the clinical community there had virtually no experience with the disease.
Waterborne transmission of epidemic cholera in Trujillo, Peru: lessons for a continent at risk.
If shipmasters leaving Haitian ports would exchange their ships' ballast water at sea, they could help prevent the transfer of epidemic cholera from harbor to harbor.
Epidemic cholera in Burundi: patterns of transmission in the Great Rift Valley Lake region.
Seroepidemiologic survey of epidemic cholera in Haiti to assess spectrum of illness and risk factors for severe disease.
Though most of the microbial vagabonds have yet to be identified, Ruiz' team did find in every sample at least one of the two bacterial strains that can cause epidemic cholera.
New-generation OCVs have been available internationally for more than two decades, and have been recommended by the WHO for the control of endemic and epidemic cholera (2).
Nonetheless, travelers to areas of active cholera transmission, which include areas with current or recent endemic or epidemic cholera activity, might be exposed to toxigenic V.
It is true that underprivileged, impoverished populations are disproportionately affected by epidemic cholera, as they have been for centuries.