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What sort of disease is cholera?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Cholera occurs not only in the "third world" but in developed countries as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
primary treatment is oral & intravenous hydration. Antibiotics shorten the course of illness. REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/general/index.html
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