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      • Cholera is an acute infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae), which usually results in a painless, watery diarrhea in humans. Some affected individuals have copious amounts of diarrhea and develop dehydration so severe it can lead to death.
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  2. Cholera - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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    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. Cholera - Wikipedia

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    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.

  4. General Information | Cholera | CDC

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    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.

  5. Cholera: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis - Healthline

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

  6. Cholera - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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    Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe.

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

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    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...

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  8. Cholera - HISTORY

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    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...

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

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    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.

  10. Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria that produce a watery diarrhea that can rapidly lead to dehydration. Cholera symptoms and signs include a rapid onset of copious, smelly diarrhea that resembles rice water and may lead to signs of dehydration (for example, vomiting, wrinkled skin, low blood pressure, dry mouth, rapid heart rate).

  11. Illness & Symptoms | Cholera | CDC

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    Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and is spread by ingestion of contaminated food or water. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe and life threatening. A physician checking a patient for dehydration