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[mass noun] An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhoea.→ vibrio
- ‘Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera.’
- ‘The World Health Organisation has already warned about major illnesses like cholera.’
- ‘Malaria, cholera, typhoid and polio are all endemic in the region.’
- ‘For them, water borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery and cholera are a constant threat.’
- ‘The role of global environmental change on diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and cholera has been well documented.’
- ‘The flood victims face the danger of epidemics of cholera, dysentery, malaria and other diseases.’
- ‘Many of these regions also suffer from epidemics of other infectious diseases such as cholera and malaria.’
- ‘There's a lot of disease raging across the board from cholera to malaria to measles.’
- ‘Doctors there were seeing many cases of diarrhoeal disease and feared epidemics of dysentery and cholera.’
- ‘In 1832 the Central Board of Health issued public advice to Londoners on how to abort the early symptoms of cholera.’
- ‘Epidemics of botulism and cholera exacted a heavy toll on waterfowl in the West.’
- ‘The Narrator escapes from the city in order to avoid being infected by cholera.’
- ‘You do hear about outbreaks of things like cholera and dysentery as well as malaria.’
- ‘Some camps will become unreachable, and there will be an increased possibility of malaria and cholera outbreaks.’
- ‘Storm flooding regularly kills tens of thousands and spreads epidemic diseases like cholera.’
- ‘This is likely to be a logistical problem in areas where diarrhoea is common and coexists with cholera.’
- ‘The International Red Cross, said it was concerned about waterborne diseases like malaria and cholera.’
- ‘Cash raised will help victims of the conflict by supplying clean water to combat the spread of diseases like cholera.’
- ‘Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies.’
- ‘Thus cholera and typhoid, both water-borne diseases, may have been two early biological warfare agents.’
Late Middle English (originally denoting bile and later applied to various ailments involving vomiting and diarrhoea): from Latin (see choler). The current sense dates from the early 19th century.
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