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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.
Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Geoengineering still lacks a ‘clean bill of health’

Geoengineering still lacks a ‘clean bill of health’

NIAID releases strategic plan to expand knowledge of TB by using modern tools

NIAID releases strategic plan to expand knowledge of TB by using modern tools

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

Natural plant compound exploits newly identified Achilles' heel in uveal melanoma

Natural plant compound exploits newly identified Achilles' heel in uveal melanoma

Researchers discover natural plant compound that shuts down uveal melanoma cell growth

Researchers discover natural plant compound that shuts down uveal melanoma cell growth

WVU professor working to predict, prevent a major cholera outbreak in Yemen

WVU professor working to predict, prevent a major cholera outbreak in Yemen

Study sheds light on how cholera became a human pathogen

Study sheds light on how cholera became a human pathogen

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