Cholera is a dreadful infectious gastrointestinal disease. It is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae which produces a toxin that deregulates the functions of the gut mucosa. The resulting large depletion of body fluid and salts can lead to death. At the moment the disease is virtually limited to developing countries with low sanitary standards. When such circumstances were still common in Europe, the disease occurred frequently here, after its introduction in the early nineteenth century. This edition of the series deals mainly with the history of cholera and its impact on (infectious diseases) epidemiology.
|Publicatiedatum||1 maart 2000|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 107 - editie 3 - maart 2000 ; 111-112|