Cholera Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Cholera? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The CDC estimates that 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 10 (5-10%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

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For information on current clinical trials, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

For information about clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment Office:

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Email: prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov

For information about clinical trials conducted in Europe, visit: https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search

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