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Diagnosis of Cholera

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Cholera:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Diagnosis of Human Illness: Cholera can be confirmed only by the isolation of the causative organism from the diarrheic stools of infected individuals. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Food Analysis: V. cholerae serogroup O1 and O139 may be recovered from foods by methods similar to those used for recovering the organism from the feces of infected individuals. Pathogenic and non-pathogenic forms of the organism exist, so all food isolates must be tested for the production of cholera enterotoxin. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)


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