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On the infectious origin and propagation of cholera by Alexander Bryson

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Published by printed by William Tyler in London .
Written in English


  • Cholera - transmission,
  • Cholera - etiology

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Statementby Alexander Bryson
ContributionsRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 47 p.
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25666881M

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Cholera is an infectious disease caused by bacteria named Vibrio a causes profuse diarrhea episodes and cause of cholera are toxins secreted by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Microscopically, these bacteria appear curved (comma-shaped) and have a negative Gram stain. To the Editor: I read with great interest the article by Männikkö on the etymology of r, discovering the origin of the word with certainty is an intricate matter. The word cholera is undoubtedly Greek because Hippocrates was the first to mention it in his writings, although the exact disease he was referring to is unknown (2,3). The origin of the Haitian cholera outbreak strain. New England Journal of Medicine (1), , January 8. Ali A, Chen Y, Johnson JA, Redden E, Mayette Y, Rashid MH, Stine OC, Morris JG Jr, Recent clonal origin of cholera in Haiti, Emerging Infectious Diseases 17(4), , April 9. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Symptoms may range from none, to mild, to severe. The classic symptom is large amounts of watery diarrhea that lasts a few days. Vomiting and muscle cramps may also occur. Diarrhea can be so severe that it leads within hours to severe dehydration and electrolyte cations: Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The causative agent of this disease was originally described by. Recent clonal origin of cholera in Haiti, Emerging Infectious Diseases 17(4), , April 5/5/ U.N. Role Is Found in Haiti Cholera. Wall Street Journal, May 5, 5/5/ Cravioto A. (Chair), Lanata CF, Lantagne DS, Nair GB. Final Report of the Independent Panel of Experts on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti. Cholera is an important public health problem, causing substantial morbidity and mortality especially in the developing countries. It is an indicator of socioeconomic problems and is a global threat to public health. Worldwide, approximately 3–5 million cholera cases and ,–, deaths due to cholera occur annually. Cholera is transmitted by drinking water or eating food, which is Cited by: 5.   Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or .

Barua D: Cholera during the last hundred years (–), in Y. Takeda (ed): Vibrio cholerae and Cholera. Tokyo, KTK Scientific Publishers, , pp 9– Tokyo, KTK Cited by: 1. Author(s): Bryson,Alexander, Title(s): On the infectious origin and propagation of cholera/ by Alexander Bryson, M.D. Country of Publication: England. In seven major cholera pandemics beginning in , the "King of Terrors" has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. The deadly effects of the so-called "disease of filth" spared no one, no matter their station in life--and today cholera is more prevalent than at any time throughout history.5/5(4). Research on cholera has contributed both to knowledge of the epidemic in particular, and to a broader understanding of the fundamental ways in which cells communicate with each other. This volume presents current knowledge in historical perspective to enable the practitioner to treat cholera in a more effective manner, and to provide a comprehensive review for the researcher.