TY - CHAP A1 - Frank B Osei A2 - Alfred A Duker A3 - Alfred Stein ED1 - Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder Y1 - 2012-03-28 PY - 2012 T1 - Cholera and Spatial Epidemiology N2 - Cholera, a problem in Third World countries, is a complicated diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The latest outbreak in Haiti and surrounding areas in 2010 illustrated that cholera remains a serious threat to public health and safety. With advancements in research, cholera can be prevented and effectively treated. Irrespective of "Military" or "Monetary" power, with one's "Own Power", we can defeat this disease. The book "Cholera" is a valuable resource of power (knowledge) not only for cholera researchers but for anyone interested in promoting the health of people. Experts from different parts of the world have contributed to this important work thereby generating this power. Key features include the history of cholera, geographical distribution of the disease, mode of transmission, Vibrio cholerae activities, characterization of cholera toxin, cholera antagonists and preventive measures. BT - Cholera SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/37436 DO - 10.5772/37436 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-18 ER -