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Gut microbiota regulates resistance to cholera.

a study from researchers at the University of California - Riverside, shows differences in the gut microbiome between individuals determine resistance to cholera infection. The team states their findings suggest new personalized targets to prevent cholera infection through the modulation of the structure and function of the gut microbiome.

Cholera is a contagion that causes chronic diarrhea brought on through the intake of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. Cholera affects roughly 4 million people per year, leaving victims severely dehydrated and killing within hours if left untreated. The gut microbiome, a symbiotic microbial colony residing in the gastrointestinal tract, has been implicated in the body’s

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