The causes, symptoms, and treatments for Cholera
What is Cholera?
Cholera is an infectious bacterial disease in the small intestine that is usually caused by poor sanitation of food and water, overpopulation, and if it is left untreated can kill within hours. The symptoms for Cholera are diarrhea, vomiting/ nausea, dehydration, muscle cramps, and shock. An altered state of consciousness, seizures, and comas are some additional symptoms seen in a child starting the next stage of disease.
Treatment and Prevention
Although Cholera is a deadly disease, it can be treated if it is detected early. Some of the treatments for Cholera is re-hydration, intravenous fluid, antibiotics, and zinc supplements. To prevent this disease you should wash hands with soap and water frequently, drinking clean water, eating completely cooked food, and getting a vaccine if you're planning on traveling to a crowded area.