A patient has presented at the ED with copious diarrhea and accompanying signs of dehydration. During the patients health history, the nurse learns that the patient recently ate oysters from the Gulf of Mexico. The nurse should recognize the need to have the patients stool cultured for microorganisms associated with what disease?

Answer Explanation: In the U.S., cholera should be suspected in patients who have watery diarrhea after eating shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.

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