Cholera

By Collin Leavy

Causes and transmission

Vibro cholerae is a type of bacterium that causes the infection, but some of the effects are caused by something called CTX. You can also get the disease by eating curtain foods. These foods may be; raw seafood, unpeeled or raw fruits and vegetables. One big cause is contact with contaminated feces or contaminated wells.

Organs/Organ systems

Cholera effects quite a few organs. It effect the intestines which are part of the digestive system the head which is the nervous system, the skin in the ligumentory, and the heart that effects the circulatory system.

Symptoms

There are a whole lot of symptoms that cholera gives you. This is what makes it so dangerous. It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, muscle cramps, shock, seizures, coma, a change of consciousness, sunken eyes, dry mouth, extreme thirst, shriveled skin, low blood pressure, and an irregular heart beat.

Treatments or cures

There are some things you can do to fight cholera. You can takes pills like zink or antibiotics. You can also get intravenous fluids or re-hydration.

Prevention

Instead of treating it there is a way of preventing it too You can wash you hands often wash soap and water, drink only safe water, eat cooked and hot food, avoid sushi, stay with fruits and vegetables, be careful of dairy foods, and get a cholera vaccine.

Statistics

There are some interesting things about cholera. It can kill you within as little as a few hours if left untreated. Also, did you know that 100,000-120,000 deaths a year are caused by cholera? And 75 percent of people with the disease do not develop the symptoms of the disease?

Living conditions effect people/ Pump it up

Why do people get cholera in the first place? Well, most poor people don't have toilets which means they have less water control. Its hard to also maintain a clean, healthy water supply. Cholera can't live in an acidic environment so if you have little stomach acid, you may have a greater risk of getting cholera. If you live with someone with the disease, you are more likely to get it. Sea-foods that have shells are more likely to have cholera in the meat. Coastal water is where there is more cholera, and for some strange reason, people with type O blood are twice as likely to get cholera than people that don't. Lack of utilities provides less control over the water, and contaminated soil will effect the crops they grow there.

Bibiliography

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