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Sambhu Nath De: The Discovery of Cholera Toxin


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1 Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 055, India
 

Cholera, an ancient scourge, has claimed several million lives. This highly infectious and virulent diarrhoeal disease persists as a global health threat, estimated to cause 1.3 to 4.0 million cases, and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths annually. Cholera poses a problem not only in developing countries but also follows natural disasters. Epidemics in areas with poor sanitation and overcrowding, with limited access to clean water, highlight the need for better prevention and control measures. An outbreak of cholera was declared in Yemen, as recently as 2016 and is ongoing in 2019. Public awareness and research are imperative for the eradication of this dreaded disease.
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Anisha Maria Fernandes
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 055, India
Sanjay A. Pai
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 055, India

Abstract


Cholera, an ancient scourge, has claimed several million lives. This highly infectious and virulent diarrhoeal disease persists as a global health threat, estimated to cause 1.3 to 4.0 million cases, and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths annually. Cholera poses a problem not only in developing countries but also follows natural disasters. Epidemics in areas with poor sanitation and overcrowding, with limited access to clean water, highlight the need for better prevention and control measures. An outbreak of cholera was declared in Yemen, as recently as 2016 and is ongoing in 2019. Public awareness and research are imperative for the eradication of this dreaded disease.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv118%2Fi5%2F836-837