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CHOLERA: A CLINICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL OVERVIEW

Aryadeep Roy Choudhury*

ABSTRACT: Cholera, a clinical-epidemiologic syndrome caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, causing severe diarrhea, is one of the greatest causes of mortality in humans. Cholera has already swept the world in seven pandemic waves and thus evokes fear because of its past history. This article examines the disease in terms of its widespread distribution, past pandemics, symptoms, causal pathogen with its toxicity, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the disease with special reference to the potentiality of designed cholera vaccines.


*Department of Botany,
University of Calcutta,
35, Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata-700019, West Bengal, India.
e-mail: aryadeep.rc@gmail.com;aryadeep19@rediffmail.com

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