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cholera

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cholerachol‧e‧ra /ˈkɒlərə $ ˈkɑː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIa serious disease that causes sickness and sometimes death. It is caused by eating infected food or drinking infected water.
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choleraAsiatic cholera, a new enteric disease, provided the spur to action.In 1893, composer Tchaikovsky died of cholera.Global incidences of cholera, tuberculosis, diphtheria and bubonic plague have all increased significantly in the last five years.Does he expect us to be convinced by his words about the prevalence of cholera in the pits?Using narrow-necked water containers to reduce the risk of cholera in homes without running water in cholera-endemic areas.Nor has he provided any evidence to support his belief that cholera is spread in drinking water.On the third night, Bill died from the cholera.
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