Wednesday, June 20, 2018

cholera -

Cholera (also called Asiatic cholera) is a contagious disease in the digestive tract caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. These bacteria usually enter into the body through drinking water contaminated by improper sanitation or by eating fish that are not cooked properly, especially shellfish.

Symptoms include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Death is usually caused by dehydration. If left untreated, then the patient is at high risk of death. Treatment may be performed by aggressive rehydration of the "regimen", usually given intravenously in a continuous manner until the diarrhea stops.