Cholera is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria known as Vibrio Cholerae. It is caused in the small intestine generally due to the intake of contaminated water. Cholera is associated with diarrhoea and vomiting of clear fluid. Diarrhoea can be severe and can lead to death if not treated in time. It can easily spread to people in nearby surroundings if the water used by others is contaminated by the stool of the patient.
Vibrio Cholerae bacteria thrives in dirty water, moist earth, salty water and in the stools of infected people. The symptoms generally arise after 12 hours to within a week of exposure. The stools are often called “rice-water” stools due to the white appearance.
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