What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae


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What does the term rice water stools refers to?

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1. V. cholerae is a _____.

2. Which of the following statements regarding V. cholerae enterotoxin is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cholera is caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this illness. Some things you'll be assessed on include a definition of V. cholerae and complications related to the disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Microbiologic classification of Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae)
  • V. cholerae enterotoxin effects
  • Definition of 'rice water stools'
  • Symptoms & complications of cholera

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about cholera
  • Making connections - understand how the mechanism of V. cholerae enterotoxin action relates to the complications of cholera
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the microbiology of cholera and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cholera symptoms

Additional Learning

To learn more about cholera, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how cholera is related to the birth of epidemiology
  • Identify Vibrio cholerae in microbiologic terms
  • Define cholera and rice water stools
  • Describe how V. cholerae causes cholera
  • Recognize symptoms, signs and complications of cholera