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cholera

Term: cholera

Origin:  An Greek χολή/chole (=gall, bile)  as  obstruction of the small intestine, even as far as the the jejunum and ileum of the small intestine, will usually cause the expulsion of intestinal contents which have already mixed with bile in the duodenum.

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Definition:

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms are profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting.
Comments:
Cholera has been prevalent in the Ganges delta since ancient times. There have been seven cholera pendemics in the past 200 years, with the seventh originating in Indonesia in 1961.

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