|Statement||by John W. Scott|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||15 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||15|
Cholera is a frightening disease. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours. Though now seeming a distant memory in Europe, which suffered several epidemics in the 19th century before John Snow identified the link with water, cholera is still a serious threat in many parts of the world--Zimbabwe is a recent by: In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, Sonia Shah interweaves history, original reportage, and personal narrative to explore the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between cholera―one of history’s most deadly and disruptive pandemic-causing pathogens―and the new diseases that stalk humankind today. She Cited by: 9. Cholera outbreaks still routinely occur in underdeveloped nations throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that cholera causes million deaths a year around the globe, though nobody knows for sure because it occurs mainly in places with poor public health reporting : Dutton Plumbing. This book traces the history, a period through which Cholera transformed from a primarily individual moral dilemma into a social problem. Rosenberg did a splendid job depicting the roles of various parts of human society-religion, government, medical profession and laymen-in changing the frame of a disease/5.
The book ends on a cautionary note, stating that even in the face of modern public health interventions, climate change could trigger ever larger outbreaks as rising, warming seas expand the niche of Vibrio cholera. However, Hamlin’s final statement sums up both the central conundrum of cholera and the central satisfaction of cholera’s Cited by: 1. Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It infects the small intestine.. There are many types (strains) of the Vibrio cholera bacteria. Some of them cause more serious illnesses than others. Because of this, some people who get cholera have no symptoms; others have symptoms that are not very bad, and others have very bad symptoms. According to the United Nations, people have died from suspected cholera cases in a single hospital in Mogadishu and there have been several other confirmed cholera outbreaks across the country. Research on cholera has contributed both to knowledge of the epidemic in particular, and to a broader understanding of the fundamental ways in which cells communicate with each other. This volume presents current knowledge in historical perspective to enable the practitioner to treat cholera in a more effective manner, and to provide a comprehensive review for the researcher.
Cholera Disease Description. Cholera is a disease that acted as the catapult for sanitation and health reform across the world by emphasizing nineteenth century flaws in society. Cholera originated in India centuries before it became a prominent issue across the world, becoming pandemic in Cholera is an ancient disease that was so dreaded by humanity through the ages. But today, it is entirely predictable, preventable, and treat-able. Therefore, when cholera outbreaks keep on occurring, despite all the knowledge, technologies, and capacities at our disposal, they reflect a failure of will and accountability on our part. Cholera: The unstoppable scourge in early Texas By Bartee Haile on J Community C holera again reared its deadly head in San Antonio on J causing the panic-stricken populace to flee for their lives as the second outbreak in as many years turned Texas’ largest settlement into a ghost : Bartee Haile. Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food that has been contaminated by feces (poop). Cholera is rare in the US. You may get it if you travel to parts of the world with poor water and sewage treatment. Outbreaks can also happen after disasters.