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Cholera Bacterium


Cholera is an infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, and acquired through the ingestion of contaminated water or food. The disease manifests as a watery (secretory) diarrhea so profuse that supplies of IV fluids are often exhausted during epidemics.

Intentional use by belligerents or terrorist groups would presumably involve the contamination of food or water sources. Cholera is incapacitating, but in the face of large numbers of casualties and the breakdown in medical...

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