CHOLERA

Help Prevent Cholera NOW!!!!!!!

Causes

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 bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.

Symptoms

pain in the abdomen or rectum

severe diarrhea, watery diarrhea, nausea, severe vomiting, or vomiting dehydration, fever, hunger, or water-electrolyte imbalance

cramping, dry mouth, fast heart rate, insufficient urine production, leg cramps, sleepiness, or weight loss

Treatments

Treatment includes rehydration, IV fluids, and antibiotics by injection or by mouth.
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Preventions

-Drink and use safe water

-Wash your hands often

-Cook food well,keep it covered, and eat it hot

-When travelling to high-risk countries, seek advice from a travel medical clinic or an experienced general practitioner on how to protect yourself from cholera and other illnesses. In particular, drink only water that has been boiled or disinfected