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Cholera in Indian cantonments and how to deal with it written for the use of Cantonment magistrates, medical officers and others interested in the question by E. Hanbury Hankin

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Published by Pioneer Press in Allahabad .
Written in English


  • Cholera,
  • Epidemiology

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Statementby E.H. Hankin
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 103 pages ;
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26272123M

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  Cholera is one of the most common monsoon diseases in India. It is a bacterial infection that is spread by contaminated food and water. The bacteria is usually found in the patient’s faecal. Cholera is a diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. This species is not common to humans, and its presence in the human digestive system is not part of the natural life cycle of the bacteria. A person can get infected by drinking water or eating food contaminated with the cholera .   Cholera is an important public health problem, causing substantial morbidity and mortality especially in the developing countries. It is an indicator of socioeconomic problems and is a global threat to public health. Worldwide, approximately 3–5 million cholera cases and ,–, deaths due to cholera occur annually. Cholera is transmitted by drinking water or eating food, which is.   Cholera had made its first 19th-century appearance in India, in A medical text published in , A Treatise On the Practice of Medicine by George B. Wood, M.D., described how it spread through most of Asia and the Middle East throughout the s.

  Cholera comes from the Greek word kholē. Transmission of cholera usually occurs through the fecal-oral route because of contaminated food or water caused by poor sanitation. The first cholera pandemic began in in India and eventually spread by trade routes infecting China, Europe, North American, and the remainder of the world. Historical reports from seem to describe a disease that at least closely resembled cholera, and in the late 19th century, Indian travelers' accounts appear to describe the classic conditions of cholera well prior to the first Pandemic of ; over the next several years the disease moved out of its historically affected region, and began. Cholera diarrhea literally runs out of the person like a faucet. In cholera treatment centers, special cots are used/constructed of heavy plastic with a 4 to 6 inch hole cut in the center. A bucket with chlorine is placed underneath to collect the liters and liters of diarrhea produced – even up to 20 liters per day! Cholera in Indian cantonments and how to deal with it: written for the use of Cantonment magistrates, medical officers and others interested in the question by Hankin, E. Hanbury (Ernest Hanbury), n

  By , cholera cases had dissipated throughout much of the world, except India—it killed more than half a million people in India in both and READ MORE: How 5 of History.   The cholera-causing Vibrio cholerae isolates isolated from patients from Kolkata and Delhi show very high drug resistance to 22 antibiotics belonging to nine classes. About 99% of the isolates are resistant to more than two antibiotics, 17% to more than 10 antibiotics, and % to more than 14 antibiotics. A study of clinical. CHOLERA: PREPARATION FOR ITS PREVENTION AND CURE.. By DR. OYRUS HAMLIN, of Constantinople, AND QTHER EMTNENT MEN, WHO TREATED THE CHOLERA WITH UNPARALLELED SUCCESS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA, IN , , and " One. Ounce, of. Prevention is better than a Pound. of Cure>" Entered. according to Act of. Congress, inthe year. , . Snow, J., "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera," This is Map 2 in John Snow's book. It was used by Dr. Snow to describe the grand experiment of comparing cholera mortality among persons consuming contaminated water (Southwark and Vauxhall Company - blue, but faded to green on the map) versus cleaner water (Lambeth Company - red).