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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.
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

Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

New research may explain why people with blood group O get more severely ill from cholera

New research may explain why people with blood group O get more severely ill from cholera

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

Study finds how differences in vegetation in urban areas influence airborne microbial communities

Study finds how differences in vegetation in urban areas influence airborne microbial communities

WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak

WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak