posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 05:04 AM
Originally posted by Scarcer
Does anyone know if Cholera is aerobic or anaerobic? I can't find this anywhere.
If it's anaerobic than it should be very vulnerable to oxidation treatments such as MMS or hydrogen peroxide.
Well most harmful bacteria are anaerobic any way.
If we're talking about its pathogenic state (which is what matters), it's anaerobic:
Pathogenesis of the facultative anaerobe Vibrio cholerae takes place at the gut under low oxygen concentrations.
However, the article cited by the OP points out that the nature of the disease is officially unknown, and does not even state if the illness is caused
by a virus or bacteria -- or even a combination of both via a primary viral and subsequent bacterial super-infection (or vice versa). For that reason
I'm puzzled by the statement that they are providing drugs to arrest the situation from spreading. They'd have to use broad-spectrum drugs to have
any hope of achieving that aim, and even so they might not be helpful if the infection is viral.
As there is also conflicting information to suggest that the outbreak might have been caused by insecticide intoxication (read "poisoning") rather
than an infectious disease, I think we need a bit more solid data.
Some posters have pointed out that many people die of seasonal flu every day, and also that this outbreak is just an isolated event in Africa. True,
but on the other hand I don't see why that means it should not be aired here on ATS and discussed. If this outbreak goes no further then well and
good; on the other hand, if other "mystery outbreaks" occur elsewhere with similar symptoms then this thread becomes useful as a reference, if
Just my 2 Kč...