Cholera

  • Medical Author:
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Where can people find more information about cholera?

The following links can provide additional information about cholera:

"Cholera," CDC

"Cholera," Medscape.com

"Cholera -- Vibrio cholerae Infection: Sources of Infection & Risk Factors," CDC

"Cholera -- Vibrio cholerae Infection: Treatment," CDC

"John Snow and the Broad Street Pump," Making the Modern World

REFERENCES:

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Cholera." July 2015. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs107/en/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Cholera." Yellowbook 3.81 July 10, 2015. <http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/cholera>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Cholera -- Vibrio cholera Infection." Nov. 27, 2014. <http://www.cdc.gov/cholera/index.html>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/18/2015

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