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  1. Cholera - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera

    Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Symptoms may range from none, to mild, to severe. The classic symptom is large amounts of watery diarrhea that lasts a few days. Vomiting and muscle cramps may also occur. Diarrhea can be so severe that it leads within hours to severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

  2. Cholera - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

    www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cholera/symptoms-causes/syc-20355287

    Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Left untreated, cholera can be fatal within hours, even in previously healthy people. Modern sewage and water treatment have virtually eliminated cholera in industrialized countries.

  3. General Information | Cholera | CDC

    www.cdc.gov/cholera/general

    Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the toxigenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 or O139.An estimated 2.9 million cases and 95,000 deaths occur each year around the world.

  4. Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, is rare in the United States and other industrialized nations. However, globally, cholera cases have increased steadily since 2005 and the disease still occurs in many places including Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti.

  5. cholera | Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention ...

    www.britannica.com/science/cholera

    Cholera is an intestinal disease that is the archetype of waterborne illnesses. It spreads by the fecal-oral route: infection spreads through a population when feces containing the bacterium contaminate water that is then ingested by individuals. Transmission of the disease can also occur with food that has been irrigated, washed, or cooked with contaminated water.

  6. Cholera: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

    www.healthline.com/health/cholera

    Jul 08, 2017 · Cholera. Cholera is a serious bacterial disease that usually causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. The disease is typically spread through contaminated water.

  7. Cholera: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/cholera-faq

    Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a ...

  8. Cholera - World Health Organization

    www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cholera

    Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.Cholera remains a global threat to public health and an indicator of inequity and lack of social development.

  9. Cholera - HISTORY

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    Mar 24, 2020 · Cholera is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. The bacteria typically live in waters that are somewhat salty and warm, such as estuaries and waters along coastal areas.

  10. Cholera | Disease Directory | Travelers' Health | CDC

    wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/cholera

    Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria called Vibrio cholerae. Cholera bacteria spread from one person to another in places where sanitation is poor and there is limited access to safe drinking water. You can get sick with cholera by drinking water or eating food contaminated with cholera bacteria.