cholera cholera  /ˈkɑ lə rə/


  • (n) an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food


  1. Natives of the northern mountains of India believe that cholera is a six-handed demon with no feet.
  2. Cholera is one of the simplest diseases to prevent or cure.
  3. Few diseases are more feared than cholera, which in past centuries has decimated whole populations.


  • Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

    As the fleeting storms of May give way to the persistent downpours of June, the National Cholera Taskforce in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is working to prevent a repeat of last year's cholera outbreak.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: IRIN

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  1. "The fact is there was a sham election, there has been a sham process of power-sharing talks and now we are seeing not only political and economic total devastation ...... but a humanitarian toll of the cholera epidemic," Rice said.
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

  2. The figure representing Mr Mugabe, who was claimed the disease is under control, told the gathering: "There is no cholera in Zimbabwe!"
    on Dec 20, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: The Herald

  3. "I'm shocked at the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe and call upon the authorities there to respond quickly to this cholera outbreak by allowing full assistance from international humanitarians and regional partners," said Louis...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Louis Michel Source: Deutsche Welle

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