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.
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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.
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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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And it was not until 1965 that the Judicial Committee on Bacteriological Nomenclature ruled that the organism should be known as Vibrio cholerae Pacini 1854.
Investigations carried out with cholera patients led him to identify the comma shaped cholera bacillus (Vibrio cholerae, later on named as Vibrio cholerae Pacini 1854) as the causative agent of the disease (4).