Vibrio cholerae


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Vib·ri·o chol·'er·ae

a bacterial species that produces a soluble exotoxin and is the cause of cholera in humans; it is the type species of the genus Vibrio.

Vibrio cholerae

the species of comma-shaped, motile bacillus that is the cause of cholera.

Vibrio cholerae

Infectious disease The Vibrio that produces the heat-tolerant exotoxin which causes cholera Epidemiology Transmitted through poorly treated water supplies Clinical Abdominal cramping, diarrhea Management Rehydration is more important than antibiotics. See Broad Street pump, Cholera toxin.

Vib·ri·o cho·ler·ae

(vib'rē-ō kol'ĕr-ē)
A bacterial species that produces a soluble exotoxin and is the cause of cholera in humans; it is the type species of the genus Vibrio.
Synonym(s): comma bacillus.
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Environmental reservoirs and mechanisms of persistence of Vibrio cholerae.
Extinction of Vibrio cholerae in acidic substrata: contaminated fish marinated with lime juice (ceviche).
The causative organism is Vibrio cholerae which has two biotypes El Tor and classical.
Role of biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis is well established as it provides the bacterium with enhanced tolerance to antimicrobial agents and transforms it into a hyperinfectious form (Kierek and Watnick 2003; Tamayo et al.
Similar type of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor Ogawa strain was isolated in the outbreak of June, 2012 in Maldah with lower mean age of cases i.
All isolates preliminarily identified to be Vibrio cholerae from the above assay results were serologically tested for agglutination with polyvalent O1 antiserum (ANTEC, UK).
Stool samples were investigated for the presence of Salmonella spp, Shigella spp, Campylobacter spp, and Vibrio cholerae according to standard laboratory procedures, followed by antibiotic susceptibility testing.
an annual average of six cases--however, the cholera outbreaks that began in October 2010 in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have had a ripple effect on the United States, with 23 cholera cases caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae 01 reported in the U.