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Will cholera kill me if i don't get treatment?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can do: Very serious illness. Needs IV fluid replacement therapy plus antibiotics.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Most people are asymptomatic. 5 to 10% have more severe illness. Possible symptoms/ signs of thirst, abdominal pain, watery gray- cloudy diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, leg cramps,rapid heart rate & breathing, lethargy, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, seizures, coma or death. Hydration (oral or IV) is primary treatment - Antibiotics can shorten course of illness.
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