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What is the symptoms of cholera?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Watery diarrhea: Cholera causes variable amount of watery (rice water) diarrhea which can be severe enough to cause rapid dehydration. Vomiting can occur but fever is not prominent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No sx's to severe sx: The majority of people with cholera have no significant symptoms. It is estimated to affect 3 to 5 million people & to cause > 100,000 deaths per year world-wide. 5 to 10% have severe illness with symptoms/ signs of abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, leg cramps,lethargy, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Cholera include:: Abdominal pain, Dehydration, Fever, Severe diarrhea, Vomiting, Coma.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: they may be negligible to severe. 5 to 10% have severe illness with symptoms/ signs of abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, leg cramps, lethargy, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Fever doesn't usually play much of a part in Cholera. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 deaths worldwide each year due to Cholera.

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What are the symptoms of cholera I should be looking for?

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Vomiting, diarrhea: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea are the symptoms. The problem arises when pt can't keep down antibiotics protracting the illness. Hand washing is very important to interrupt spread.
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What are the symptoms for cholera in americans?

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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Same as in anyone: Acute watery (rice water) diarrhea, sometimes with vomitnr, not much fever.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

What is cholera?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Gastrointestinal : Cholera is an bacterial, intestinal infection caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae. It is usually contracted from infected drinking water, or contaminated fish or shellfish, It sometimes has no symptoms, but can also have watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dehydration. It is treated by rehydration and sometimes antibiotics.Good handwashing and safe food/water can prevent the spread.
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What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

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Watery diarrhea: Many people infected with the cholera bacillus have no symptoms but when symptoms occur the disease is manifest by watery ( rice water ) stools, sometimes with vomiting and little fever.

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