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Researchers: Rice Starch Key to Cholera Re-hydration Therapy

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection that can kill within a matter of hours if untreated. Oral rehydration therapy — drinking water mixed with salts and sugar — saves lives, but some bellieve this "gold standard treatment" can be improved. The bacterium that causes cholera, Vibrio cholerae, likes the glucose or sugar that is part of the oral rehydration solution. While glucose helps the body absorb the essential salts, it also makes the microbe produce more toxin. But...

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