During the year of 1867 - 1868, most of the 2.371 people buried died from cholera, or approximately 8% of the city population. In February 1992 argentina had an epidemic of cholera. Argentina registered 553 cases of the disease and 15 deaths last year alone. As of Febrary 2015 there are 204 cases officially admitted and 11 deaths related to cholera.
Diagnosis and treatment
A rapid dipstick test is available to determine the presence of V. cholerae. In those samples that test positive, further testing should be done to determine antibiotic resistance. In most cases, cholera can be successfully treated with oral rehydration therapy (ORT), which is highly effective, safe, and simple to administer. Antibiotic treatments for one to three days shorten the course of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms.
Few of the research centers which focus on cholera research are National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research.