What is Cholera?

Cholera, an infectious disease causing severe watery diarrhea, which leads to dehydration and even death if left untreated. Primarily caused by consuming food or drinking water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.The disease is prevalent in places with poor sanitation, crowding, war, and famine.

How does one get Cholera?

Vibrio cholerae bacterium causes cholera,which is usually found in food or water contaminated. Sources include:

Municipal water supplies.
Ice made from municipal water.
Foods and drinks sold by street vendors.
Vegetables grown with water containing human wastes.
Raw or undercooked fish and seafood caught in waters polluted with sewage.


Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

Rapid heart rate.
Loss of skin elasticity (the ability to return to original position quickly if pinched).
Dry mucous membranes, including the inside of the mouth, throat, nose, and eyelids.
Low blood pressure.
Muscle cramps.
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