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Beetroot Based ORS for Treatment of Cholera

Chandrika Murugaiah1*, Jasvinder Kaur2, Hassanain Al-Talib3, Mehru Nisha4 and Atif Amin Baig5

1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

2Department of Paeditrics, National University of Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Malaysia

3Laboratory Medical Science Cluster, Faculty of Medicine, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

4Clinical Labatory Science Section, University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5Faculty of Medicine, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (Uni SZA), Malaysia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 25, 2019;  Published Date: May 02, 2019


Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, can be lifethreatening but it is easily prevented and treated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae.V. cholerae was first isolated by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854. Later Robert Koch publicized the knowledge of cholera. The bacterium’s natural habitat is brackish or saltwater, and globally, cholera cases have increased steadily since 2005.

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