Cholera is one of the oldest known and best-understood infectious diseases. Thriving in unclean water, it remains a prevalent killer in countries where sanitary water sources are scarce. ""Cholera, Second Edition"" describes the history of this infectious disease and discusses characteristics that enable the microorganism to cause serious health problems. This revised edition contains new illustrations and up-to-date information of this largely preventable disease. New material discusses current understanding of cholera, genetic analysis of Vibrio cholerae, rapid diagnostic testing, and more.The chapters include: Discovering Cholera, Properties of Vibrio cholerae, Transmission and Epidemiology of Cholera, Signs and Symptoms, Virulence of Cholera, and Cholera in the Future.
William Coleman, Ph.D., earned his B.S. in biology at Washington College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Chicago. He has written and presented numerous articles in both basic research in biological sciences as well as those concerning improving microbiology education. An associate dean at Charter Oak State College, Coleman resides in South Windsor, Connecticut.