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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.
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

Scientists identify structural and functional differences in human immune-surveillance protein

Scientists identify structural and functional differences in human immune-surveillance protein

Scientists elucidate how E.coli bacteria attach to host intestinal epithelium

Scientists elucidate how E.coli bacteria attach to host intestinal epithelium

Microbiologists and plant scientists pinpoint genetic weakness in cholera pandemic's armor

Microbiologists and plant scientists pinpoint genetic weakness in cholera pandemic's armor

Scientists discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Scientists discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Cholera transmission tracked at household level across Dhaka

Cholera transmission tracked at household level across Dhaka

Scientists discover vaccine that may rapidly fight cholera-causing bacteria

Scientists discover vaccine that may rapidly fight cholera-causing bacteria

IU researchers observe bacteria's 'DNA uptake' process

IU researchers observe bacteria's 'DNA uptake' process

New study shows link between blood type and severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

New study shows link between blood type and severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

Study shows how bacterial toxins can cripple normal cellular activity

Study shows how bacterial toxins can cripple normal cellular activity

Researchers create synthesized nanosheets to inactivate or detect pathogens

Researchers create synthesized nanosheets to inactivate or detect pathogens

Groundbreaking discoveries pave way for fast-acting antidote to tackle cholera epidemics

Groundbreaking discoveries pave way for fast-acting antidote to tackle cholera epidemics

First African child vaccinated with new typhoid conjugate vaccine

First African child vaccinated with new typhoid conjugate vaccine

Sports beverages not recommended for illness-related dehydration

Sports beverages not recommended for illness-related dehydration

International SOS, Chatham House sign partnership agreement to further advance Global Health Security Agenda

International SOS, Chatham House sign partnership agreement to further advance Global Health Security Agenda

Unique mechanism of drug resistance found in pandemic cholera

Unique mechanism of drug resistance found in pandemic cholera

Researchers identify cholera hotspots at Uganda's borders and lakes

Researchers identify cholera hotspots at Uganda's borders and lakes

Single-dose oral vaccine could be effective tool in controlling cholera outbreaks

Single-dose oral vaccine could be effective tool in controlling cholera outbreaks

New study finds serious mental health risks among Yemenis

New study finds serious mental health risks among Yemenis

Risk of pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading to other nations is limited

Risk of pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading to other nations is limited