More than nine months after the country's devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands why does this infectious disease persist we don't know whether it was introduced or if the bacteria was indigenous to the area and had never been spread before is the current outbreak likely. 10 introduction 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 can be severe an acute water shortage in parts of eastern and northeastern kenya is fuelling the spread of acute watery diarrhoea. About 1600 people have died because of a cholera outbreak in yemen, where the bacterial infection has spread to 21 of the country's 22 provinces. Cholera is an intestinal infection that mostly affects people in tropical regions find out more about cholera in this article for teens. Indicated that the 2010 haiti cholera outbreak was caused by bacteria introduced into haiti as a result of human activity more specifically by the contamination of the meye tributary system of the artibonite river with a pathogenic strain of the current south asian type vibrio cholerae recommendations were presented to.
Since snow published his well-known essay on the mode of communication of cholera , 160 years have passed sir austin bradford hill, in his piece commemorating. This research paper includes information on the causes of cholera, symptoms, ways of treatment, studies of treatments, complications that may occur, the tests and diagnosis for cholera, and finally, the ways the cholera bacterium may be transmitted introduction cholera is a disease caused by the cholera bacterium vibrio. Cholera causes diarrhea and severe dehydration untreated, it can be fatal it is rare in the united states, but travelers should know how to avoid it.
As the cholera is generally expected to visit america the coming season, many are already anticipating the event with a nervous and undue anxiety, as ifit were sure to be a scourge and put their lives in imminent peril now, it is folly taking counsel of weak fear instead of listening to the instruction of good sense the chief. Introduction vibrio cholerae is a known cholera causing agent cholera is one of the lives threatening diarrheal infection which occurs in many countries especially the developing countries in africa, latin america and asia cholera disease spreads in explosive epidemics and it affects a very large number of people.
Read this full essay on cholera choleracauses and contraction of choleracholera is the illness caused by a bacterium called vibria choleraethe most common. Yemen is experiencing the world's worst cholera outbreak, and health experts warn that the disease is not under control.
More than two years after the disease broke out in october of 2010, cholera still festers in haiti the disease has killed nearly 8000 people and infected 6% of the haitian population there has been much blame and ill-will placed on the united nations (un) for its instigating role in this epidemic, and indeed. Introduction it has been over a century and a half when john snow undertook the study of the cholera epidemic of 1854 in london his work, which was published in the 1855 book, on the mode of communication of cholera is considered a milestone in epidemiology the observation by snow of the. Cholera is an extremely severe and often fatal disease seen in the tropics it is caused by a bacillus called the vibrio comma infection is spread through contamination of water in particular and. Cholera and typhoid fever are bacterial diseases that are acquired by the consumption, mainly of water, but sometimes of food, that has been contaminated by sewage containing the excrement of people suffering from the disease the natural home of cholera is the indian subcontinent where it had been known for many.
Cholera is an infectious disease that can cause severe watery diarrhea, dehydration, and death read about symptoms, treatment, prevention, vaccines, and outbreaks throughout history. Review of cholera epidemic in south africa, with focus on kzn province, august 2000 – 11th april 2001 (8 months) 10 introduction: during 2000/2001 a cholera epidemic spread through the eastern and north eastern parts of south africa the first case confirmed in kwazulu natal on 14th august, 2000. (42 pages), powerful essays, [preview] parental influence on clashes with society in love in the time of cholera and the stranger - individuals are generally perceived to be productions of their upbringings and socialization latin author, gabriel garcía márquez and algerian writer albert camus, introduce how their.