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Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe. Approximately one in 20 infected persons has severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these persons, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.
Yemen facing serious cholera outbreak

Yemen facing serious cholera outbreak

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen is now more than 100,000

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen is now more than 100,000

Microbiologist explores new methods for analyzing fecal pollution in water

Microbiologist explores new methods for analyzing fecal pollution in water

New research combines metals and organic acids as viable alternative to antibiotics

New research combines metals and organic acids as viable alternative to antibiotics

WHO and partners respond to upsurge of cholera cases in Yemen

WHO and partners respond to upsurge of cholera cases in Yemen

Cholera incidence in Africa increases during El Niño, study reveals

Cholera incidence in Africa increases during El Niño, study reveals

The Government of Somalia launches first oral cholera vaccination campaign

The Government of Somalia launches first oral cholera vaccination campaign

Plant-based drug for hemophilia shows promise in animal models

Plant-based drug for hemophilia shows promise in animal models

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model

Spectroscopy and computer help RUB scientists gain new insights into workings of protein switches

Spectroscopy and computer help RUB scientists gain new insights into workings of protein switches

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Direct Relief provides medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases

Direct Relief provides medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases

Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Tufts researcher receives PSIPW Creativity Award for developing Cholera Outbreak Prediction system

Tufts researcher receives PSIPW Creativity Award for developing Cholera Outbreak Prediction system

Haiti’s Ministry of Health takes action to control cholera in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew

Haiti’s Ministry of Health takes action to control cholera in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew

WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

Neighbourhood effect of slums could help alleviate some community-related health problems

Neighbourhood effect of slums could help alleviate some community-related health problems

New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated

New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated