Cholera is a water borne disease and a affects the small intestine.
Cholera is caused by a bacterium known as vibrio cholerae, which enters the small intestine and produce poisonous protein causing the affected person to pass out profuse watery stool.
The disease which is transmitted from one person to another through contaminated food and water leads to death in no time if immediate medical attention is not given.
For instance, if an infected person passes out fasces into a stream, lake or river, the water becomes contaminated and infects anybody that drinks, consume and use it for any activities with the disease - cholera.
DANGERS AND SYMPTOM'S OF CHOLERA:
1 The profuse watery diarrhea deprive the body of fluids which can lead to death in minutes.
2. Vomiting if not stop can also take life because of dehydration.
3. Fever which requires attention to balance the body temperature.
4. The patient would have sunken eyes.
5. Wrinkle hands which indicates dehydration.
7. Stomach upset
An untreated person affected with cholera can produce 10 to 20 liters of watery stool a day causing serious dehydration.
The dehydration and draining of fluids as a result of diarrhea from cholera could lead to death in no time if the patient is not given immediate medical attention and preventive measures.
Water borne disease is known for the leading cause of death especially in developing countries because of contaminated water and also inability to having access to good drinking water.
Water is lifer and good source of water should be provided by government and other bodies to aid prevention and control of cholera when it happens to break out.
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