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Record information and status
Record ID
45826
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-07-15 15:46 UTC (mia.crager@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-06-18 13:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-18 13:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Vibrio cholerae
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomBacteria
PhylumProteobacteria
ClassGammaproteobacteria
OrderVibrionales
FamilyVibrionaceae
GenusVibrio
SpeciesVibrio cholerae
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Bacteria
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
Humans are a reservoir for the disease as are animals around aquatic environments. The bacterium has been found in birds and herbivores surrounding freshwater lakes and rivers as well as in algae, copepods (zooplankton), crustaceans and insects.
Habitat range
Humans, water birds, shellfish, fish, and herbivores have been found to contain the infectious agent
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Cholera (frequently called Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera) is a severe diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Transmission to humans is by water or food. V. cholerae is noninvasive, affecting the small intestine through secretion of an enterotoxin.
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