An acute, often fatal, infectious disease with profuse diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. Cholera spreads by consuming water or food contaminated by faeces, especially in overcrowded conditions. Rice water stools was felt to be a distinguishing feature in the past
(Learning Modules / Geography / Geography of health) A water-borne disease caused by a bacterium which leads to severe and often fatal diarrhoea.
Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms are watery diarrhea and vomiting. This may result in dehydration and in severe cases grayish-bluish skin. Transmission occurs primarily by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by the feces (waste product) of an infected per...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera
• (n.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/cholera/
<gastroenterology, microbiology> A form of infectious gastroenteritis (intestinal infection) that results in frequent watery stools, cramping abdominal pain and eventual collapse (from dehydration). ... Epidemic infections are seasonal in most third world countries, particularly Africa. ... (15 Jan 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(cholera vaccine) Cholera is an infectious disease. You can have a vaccination to protect you against cholera if you are having chemotherapy.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=c
(kol´әr-ә) an acute infectious enteritis endemic and epidemic in Asia, caused by Vibrio cholerae, marked by severe diarrhea and vomiting, with extreme fluid and electrolyte depletion, and by muscle cramps and prostration. Sometimes called Asiatic cholera. Asiatic cholera ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
Asiatic cholera noun
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In the Valais region of Switzerland, a cholera is a type of savoury dish involving potatoes, vegetables and fruits baked with cheese in a pastry similar to a tart. The unusual name is linked to the history of the dish. During an epidemic of the disease cholera in 1836, people in the region improvised a dish involving pastry and whate...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_(food)
[ Latin , a bilious disease. See Choler
One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera
. Asiatic cholera
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A bacterial disease causing profuse watery diarrhea, due to Vibrio cholerae. It is endemic in many parts of the East and epidemics occur elsewhere. A water-born infection, cholera was the subject of a classic epidemiological study by John Snow in 1854. Abdominal pain and diarrhea, which rapidly beco...
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a bacterial infection of the small intestine that causes severe watery diarrhoea, dehydration, and possibly death
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a disease marked by severe vomiting and dysentery that is often fatal; Water
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a diseases of the nervous system, characterised by jerky movements chiefly of the face and extremities. Synonym: Saint Vitus' Dance.
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Aacute gastro-intestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period of one to five days and causes watery diarrhoea leading to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not provided rapidly. Vomiting occurs in most cases. However, less than 10 percent of the infected suffer moderate or severe dehydration ...
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an acute infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by extreme diarrhea with rapid and severe ... [14 related articles]
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An acute, infectious disease characterized by profuse diarrhea, vomiting, and cramps. Cholera is spread by feces-contaminated water and food.
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An acute, infectious disease characterized by profuse diarrhea, vomiting, and cramps. Cholera is spread by feces-contaminated water and food. Major epidemics struck the United States in the years 1832, 1849, and 1866. .
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An infectious bacterial disease, often picked up from infected water. It causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea, and if not treated with modern medicines has a high death rate.
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An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Transmission to humans occurs through
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cholera (kol'uru) or Asiatic cholera,acute infectious disease caused by strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae that have been infected by bacteriophages. The bacteria, which are found in fecal-contaminated food and water and in raw or undercooked seafood, produce a toxin that affects the intes...
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cholera 1. An acute infectious disease of the small intestine and characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, severe dehydration, and depletion of electrolytes. 2. A contagious disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, which produces a toxin that alters the water and electrolyte fluxes toward secretion in the upper intestinal tract...
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Cholera is an acute, infectious, often fatal disease caused by the micro organism Vibrio cholerae. It is endemic in India and some other tropical countries and occasionally spreading to temperate climates. The symptoms of cholera are diarrhoea and the loss of water and salts in the stool.
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Disease caused by infection with various strains of the bacillus Vibrio cholerae, transmitted in contaminated water and characterized by violent diarrhoea and vomiting. It is prevalent in many...
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Disease caused by infection with various strains of the bacillus Vibrio cholerae, transmitted in contaminated water and characterized by violent diarrhoea and vomiting. It is prevalent in many tropical areas. The formerly high death rate during epidemics has been much reduced by treatments to prevent dehydration and loss of body ...
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