By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported recently the first confirmed local case of cholera of 2022.r

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The patient is a female in her 40s who had diarrhea on October 18, and continued on to October 22 presenting other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dissolved stool and upper abdominal pain and went to the doctor and was admitted to hospital.

Laboratory analysis showed she was infected with toxigenic Vibrio cholerae (serotype O1-Ogawa) on November 2. Her symptoms improved after treatment and she has been discharged from hospital.

The case has no recent travel history. She had recently eaten raw shrimp and oysters.

According to the statistics of the CDC, the annual number of local cases from 2018 to 2021 was 7, 0, 1, and 0, respectively; in the five years from 2018 to 2022, there were no imported cases.

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