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Definition of Asian cholera

Asian cholera: A devastating and sometimes lethal disease with intense vomiting and profuse watery diarrhea was discovered in 1883 to be due to infection with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, a discovery made by the renowned German bacteriologist Robert Koch (1843-1910). Asian cholera is synonymous with cholera.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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