The ever-clarifying picture of how cholera came to Haiti has clear implications for public health.
More startlingly, no one had ever before recorded an outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
She has to have clean water as cholera would quickly kill her.
The number of organizations helping with cholera has nosedived from 128 in January to 40 today.
It was in this year that the cholera made its first appearance in Europe.
They are contagious, not as cholera is contagious, but contact with others is essential to them.
Folks who fast for a long day will hardly do as much to remove the causes of cholera, as even folks with brooms.
Sow typhoid virus, your crop is typhoid — cholera, your crop is cholera.
For the days of cholera in 1884 were more awful than one cares to think about.
late 14c., "bile, melancholy" (originally the same as choler), from Middle French cholera or directly from Late Latin cholera, from Greek kholera "a type of disease characterized by diarrhea, supposedly caused by choler" (Celsus), from khole "gall, bile," from khloazein "to be green," from khloros (see Chloe). But another sense of khole was "drainpipe, gutter."
Revived 1560s in classical sense as a name for a severe digestive disorder (rarely fatal to adults); and 1704 (especially as cholera morbus), for a highly lethal disease endemic in India, periodically breaking out in global epidemics, especially that reaching Britain and America in the early 1830s.
cholera chol·er·a (kŏl'ər-ə)
An acute epidemic infectious disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, extreme loss of fluid and electrolytes, and prostration.
Any of various diseases of domesticated animals marked by severe gastroenteritis.