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Post: October 19th, 2012
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Medical science is vast field. When we talk about word medicine, we dive into sea of disease details. These lecture slides are not for a medical student only, but these are useful to everyone for general knowledge as well. In this particular lecture you can know about Cholera, Epidemiology, Agent, Factors, Host, Environmental, Transmission, Control, Prevention
Medical science is vast field. When we talk about word medicine, we dive into sea of disease details. These lecture slides are not for a medical student only, but these are useful to everyone for general knowledge as well. In this particular lecture you can know about Cholera, Epidemiology, Agent, Factors, Host, Environmental, Transmission, Control, Prevention
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Cholera Docsity.com Cholera and Epidemiology Water pump in memory of John Snow Docsity.com Docsity.com Epidemiology     Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by V. cholerae It is seen in many countries of the world mainly the poor third world countries In Libya there has been no epidemic since 1970 Cholera is no longer the dreaded disease of the past because we can prevent deaths with Oral Rehydration Salt solution Docsity.com Agent factors      Agent – V cholerae (mainly El Tor biotype) The bacteria causes a toxin, which acts on the intestinal mucosa causing severe diarrhea Reservoir of infection – Man (case or carrier) Infective material – stools and vomit/vomitus Infective period – a case of cholera is infectious for 7-10 days Docsity.com Vibrio cholerae Docsity.com Host factors  Age – can affect any age  Cause severe morbidity and mortality  Sex – affects both sexes Docsity.com A Cholera patient in..

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