What sort of disease is cholera?

Bacterial infection. Cholera is caused by a bacterium, vibrio cholerae. Infections results in severe profuse watery diarrhea and may cause death from dehydration. The bacterium is usually transmiited through water or food.
Cholera. Cholera is an acute bacterial infection of the small intestine caused by Vibrio cholerae which is spread in contaminated food & water. 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. The.