by William Coleman

Hardcover(2nd ed.)

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Cholera thrives in unclean water and is a leading killer in areas where sanitation is scarce. It is one of the oldest known and best understood diseases to plague humankind, and this understanding has led to the development of both low-tech precautions and advanced medical treatments to combat this infection. Cholera, Second Edition, traces the history of this disease and describes the bacterium that causes cholera. This revised edition contains new illustrations, information on the genetic analysis of Vibrio cholerae bacteria, and the latest rapid diagnostic testing techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604132328
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword David Heymann 6

1 Discovering Cholera 8

2 Properties of Vibrio cholerae 20

3 Dr. Snow and Cholera 33

4 Transmission and Epidemiology of Cholera 44

5 Signs and Symptoms of Cholera 57

6 The Virulence of Vibrio cholerae 67

7 The Genome of Vibrio cholerae 77

8 Treatments for Cholera 89

9 Prevention 100

10 Cholera Today 112

Notes 120

Glossary 123

Bibliography 130

Further Resources 134

Index 136

About the Author 142

About the Consulting Editor 142

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