Cholera- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention

Cholera- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors And Prevention

Overview Cholera is a bacterial disease that is commonly spread by contaminated water. Cholera causes extreme dehydration and diarrhoea. Left untreated, cholera can be lethal within hours, even in people who were previously healthy. Modern treatment of sewage and water almost eliminated cholera in developed countries. But cholera still exists in Africa, Southeast Asia and Haiti. When poverty, war or natural disasters cause people to live in crowded conditions without sufficient sanitation, the risk of a cholera outbreak is highest. Cholera is easily treated. Death from severe dehydration can be…

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