Clinical DescriptionAn illness characterized by diarrhea and/or vomiting. Severity is variable.
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
- Isolation of toxigenic (cholera toxin-producing) Vibrio cholerae 01 from stool or vomitus, OR
- Significant rise in vibriocidal or antitoxic antibodies in acute- and early convalescent-phase sera, OR
- Significant fall in vibriocidal antibodies in early and late convalescent-phase sera among persons not recently vaccinated