Case Study 2

Boy with Fever and Rash

Wrong Answer!

Question 4 of 6

Which other disease can be transmitted by infected ticks?

C. Cholera
Cholera is caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected individual. The causative agent is the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, which can grow in the intestines after ingestion and produces a toxin leading to massive diarrhea and fluid loss.

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Tuesday, August 4, 1998
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