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Cause of cholera infection
A motile gram-negative bacillus. Can be grown on specialised media (TCBS) in the microbiology laboratory.
Causes a profuse diarrhoea. Outbreaks occur when basic public health infrastructure such as sanitation, water supplies and sewerage fail.
U&Es to monitor renal function.
Priority is rehydration, either oral or intravenous.
Clean water supplies, good sanitation and effective sewerage systems. A vaccine is available.