Cholera

By:Ashley and Victoria

What is Cholera?

Cholera is a disease that is caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae. It is spread by contaminated water or food. Cholera is life threatening but it can be easily prevented and treated.

What are the symptoms and affects of Cholera?

  • Diarrhea (lose about 1 liter of fluid in a hour)
  • Nausea and Vomiting (may persist for hours a a time)
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea and Dehydration can cause you to lose 10% or more of your body weight

Where is cholera found?

  • It is found in Africa, Southeast Asia,and Haiti, and rare in the U.S.
What is Cholera?