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Causes of Cholera

Primary Cause of Cholera

The primary cause of Cholera is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Causes of Cholera (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Cholera that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Cholera Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Cholera:

Cholera: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Cholera: Cholera has been very rare in industrialized nations for the last 100 years; however, the disease is still common today in... (Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD) ...more »

Cholera: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Cholera, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Cholera:

Cholera: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Cholera: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Cholera:

  • Classic cholera - the main type
  • Cholera sicca - rare form where much fluid is retained in the digestive system.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Cholera: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Cholera?

Causes: Cholera: Feces exposure from poor hygiene and sanitation of food or water.

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Nature of Acute Disease: Cholera is the name of the infection caused by V. cholerae. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Cholera: DBMD (Excerpt)

Contaminated drinking water or food. Large epidemics often related to fecal contamination of water supplies or street vended foods. Occasionally transmitted through eating raw or undercooked shellfish that are naturally contaminated. (Source: excerpt from Cholera: DBMD)
Article excerpts about the causes of Cholera:
A person may get cholera by drinking water or eating food contaminated with the cholera bacterium. In an epidemic, the source of the contamination is usually the feces of an infected person. The disease can spread rapidly in areas with inadequate treatment of sewage and drinking water. (Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD)

Medical news summaries relating to Cholera:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Cholera:

Related information on causes of Cholera:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Cholera may be found in:


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