Cholera – Causative organism and mode of transmission

Causative organism Vibrio cholerae is the causative organism of cholera. It is a gram-negative bacterium that infects the small intestine. It produces the toxin choleragen also abbreviated as CTX, which is responsible for the colossal diarrhoea characteristic of cholera disease. Vibrio cholerae is naturally found in brackish or salt water. As a facultative anaerobe, it is able…… Continue reading Cholera – Causative organism and mode of transmission