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Infectious Diseases: Cholera

Summer 2014

Burnett MW. 14(2). 91 - 94. (Journal Article)


Vibrio cholerae is a comma-shaped, gram-negative rod that produces an enterotoxin, which causes an acute-onset diarrheal disease ranging in severity from mild to life threatening. Worldwide, there are an estimated 3-5 million cases per year, with more than 100,000 deaths. The disease remains a significant cause of death and illness in sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia (especially Bangladesh and India), and Haiti, and the infection should be recognized by the Special Operations Forces (SOF) medical provider.

Keywords: Vibrio cholerae; enterotoxin; diarrheal disease

PMID: 24952048

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