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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.
Sida continues to support IVI’s mission to accelerate vaccine research

Sida continues to support IVI’s mission to accelerate vaccine research

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

Fecal bacteria in California’s waterways increases with homeless crisis

Fecal bacteria in California’s waterways increases with homeless crisis

Diarrhea in young children linked to La Niña climate conditions

Diarrhea in young children linked to La Niña climate conditions

UMSOM researchers to test the safety, tolerability of prototype Shigella-ETEC vaccine

UMSOM researchers to test the safety, tolerability of prototype Shigella-ETEC vaccine

Climate change and children’s health

Climate change and children’s health

Oral vaccination with cholera toxin helps counteract age-associated obesity

Oral vaccination with cholera toxin helps counteract age-associated obesity

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

New report highlights the plight of sanitation workers in the developing world

New report highlights the plight of sanitation workers in the developing world

Five surgeons receive ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards

Five surgeons receive ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

Cholera pathogen can acquire large stretches of genetic material from neighboring bacteria

Cholera pathogen can acquire large stretches of genetic material from neighboring bacteria

Cholera-causing bacteria steal large stretches of intact DNA to become more efficient

Cholera-causing bacteria steal large stretches of intact DNA to become more efficient

Protozoans protect pathogenic bacteria and enhance their infectious potential

Protozoans protect pathogenic bacteria and enhance their infectious potential

NIH awards $30 million to accelerate progress in TB vaccine development

NIH awards $30 million to accelerate progress in TB vaccine development

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

Study addresses issue of how communities rebuild after NGOs move onto next disaster

Study addresses issue of how communities rebuild after NGOs move onto next disaster

New technology harnesses bacterial jumping genes for precise DNA integration

New technology harnesses bacterial jumping genes for precise DNA integration

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women