Cholera

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Human Anatomy

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Cholera

Chlorea is a disease caused by a bacterium VIBRIO CHOLERAE, within hours left untreated death can occur.*Caused by contaminated water and food..-poor health -housing conditionspoor hygiene*Causes extreame dehydration

FACTS

Cholera mainly transmitted by water sources contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, but also contaminated foods, especially raw shellfish, may also transmit the cholera-causing bacteria.Cholera can be prevented with appropriate measures such as safe drinking water and noncontaminated foodsCan be cured with a rehydration treatment

last outbreak

most recent outbreaks occurred in Haiti and Nigeria in 2010-2011 last large outbreak in 1910-1911

Symptoms

*Vomiting*diarrhea Rapid heart rateLoss of skin elasticity Dry mucous membranesLow blood pressureThirstMuscle crampsRestlessness or irritability

What is cholera?

Cholera

History

One of the first documented epidemics of cholera occured in 1817 along the coastal region near the mouth of the Ganges River. Scientists say U.N. soldiers brought it from a camp in Nepal


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