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cholera

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Definition an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • So far, 21 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in a remote southern Philippine township.
  • I carried the infection of crime with me, and she has caught it as she would the typhus fever, the cholera, the plague!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Yet cholera doesn't come close to TB in its frequency of literary occurrence.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A guard said something to Louie that stuck in his head: Hiroshima had been hit by cholera.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Many had died in a cholera epidemic and they'd been buried in haste in wooden boxes and the boxes were rotting and falling open.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Her parents died of cholera.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • He died of cholera in 1831, but not before 'He-gelianism' had gained an enormous following at nearly all the universities in Germany.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • When you get settled in your next place, you will be a vegetarian caring for dogs with the mange, cats with the cholera and cows with the epizootic.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • This was the soil on which my great-grandfather had married his third wife a year before dying in the cholera epidemic that hit Kabul in 1915.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • In these winds one felt the breath of the cholera.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Enoch said, "You mean things other than rats and cholera and whatever sorts of mad trolls live beneath crypts?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Can't we start rumors about cholera or something?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Oxygen! nobody knows what that may be—is it any wonder the cholera has got to Dantzic?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I lost him the first cholera season.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Officials were concerned about the spread of E. coli, the risk of typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Their impulse is to go at this thing like a Mafia button man ... or a scared relative burying a cholera victim.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Something always comes along, cholera duty in India and things like that.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • But there was no clean water and people started dying from cholera.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "If it's typhus or cholera or any number of other things, these may help.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • But cholera choke him anyway!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep

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