Cholera

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What is the predominant cholera pathogen?

Vibrio Cholerae

What shape does the causative agent of cholera, Vibrio Cholerae, appear under the microscope?

Slightly curved or comma shape

What does the enterotoxin produced by Vibrio Cholerae promote in the intestinal tract?

Secretion of fluid and electrolytes

At what temperature range can Vibrio Cholerae grow well?

Between 22-40°C

What are the symptoms of cholera?

Acute and profuse colorless diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration, muscular cramps, cyanosis

What is the specific strain of the causative agent of cholera known as?

El tor type

What characteristic shape does Vibrio Cholerae exhibit under a microscope?

Slightly curve or comma shape

In what conditions does Vibrio Cholerae survive longer?

Refrigerated food

What does the enterotoxin produced by Vibrio Cholerae promote in the intestinal tract?

Secretion of fluid and electrolytes

What can cholera cause if left untreated?

Severe dehydration and collapse

Test your knowledge on cholera, a communicable disease affecting the GI tract. This quiz covers the acute symptoms, causative agent, and management of cholera, including its impact on oxygenation, fluid, and electrolyte balance.

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