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The causative organism of cholera is…

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The causative organism of cholera is

A. Clostridium sp

B. shigella sp

C. vibrio sp

D. salmonella typhi

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C

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Causative organisms of specified diseases are micro-organisms responsible for causing such diseases.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Clostridium sp is a collection of different species of clostridium bacteria responsible for diseases like food poisoning, tetanus, diarrhea etc. so, A is quite incorrect.
  2. Shigella sp are a band of bacteria responsible for diseases like shigellosis, diarrhea, and dysentery. So, B is also incorrect.
  3. Vibrio sp is a group of bacteria responsible for causing vibriosis and cholera. So, C is correct.
  4. D is incorrect; salmonella typhi are bacteria responsible for causing typhoid fever.
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You may please note that:

  • The presence of ‘sp’ in options A to C suggests more than a specific specie of the bacterium.
  • Vibrio sp is a collection of different species of bacteria of which one of them vibrio cholerae causes cholera.

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/ culled from 2017 JAMB-UTME biology question 13 /

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