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How would soldiers get rid of cholera?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Clean water

Epidemic cholera, due to o1 or o139 strains, is transmitted by contaminated water. Building latrines, sewage systems and establishing dissemination of clean water will prevent cholera.

In brief: Clean water

Epidemic cholera, due to o1 or o139 strains, is transmitted by contaminated water. Building latrines, sewage systems and establishing dissemination of clean water will prevent cholera.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: This question is in

past tense - so I think you are asking about the oldern days.
There is an excellent article entitled "The 1832 Cholera Epidemic in New York State. 19th Century Responses to Cholerae Vibrio". Evidently, people responded with quarantines & "exodus of inhabitants". "treatment of the first stage (Premonitory) of cholera consisted of confining the victim to bed and the taking of some warmed mild >

In brief: This question is in

past tense - so I think you are asking about the oldern days.
There is an excellent article entitled "The 1832 Cholera Epidemic in New York State. 19th Century Responses to Cholerae Vibrio". Evidently, people responded with quarantines & "exodus of inhabitants". "treatment of the first stage (Premonitory) of cholera consisted of confining the victim to bed and the taking of some warmed mild >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
aromatic drink such as spearmint, chamomile, or warm camphor julep. Once the individual had commenced to perspire, calomel, camphor, magnesia, and pure castor oil was administered.[xxxv] If the cholera victim had recently consumed food, an emetic such as ipecacuanha or sulfate of zinc was given. It was also recommended that bleeding of the victim be performed. " These treatments were not effective
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Since Cholera is often asymptomatic or mild - oral hydration was the most effective treatment. After people learned about germs they were able to curtail Cholera due to good water sanitation and proper management of human feces.
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