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Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food contaminated by feces (poop). Cholera is rare in the US. You may get it if you travel to parts of the world with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation, and lack of sewage treatment. Outbreaks can also happen after disasters. The disease is not likely to spread directly from one person to another.

Often the infection is mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe. Severe symptoms include profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In severe cases, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

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  1. Cholera (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food contaminated by feces (poop). Cholera is rare in the US. You may get ...
  2. Cholera Prevention and Control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... girl carrying a pail of water. What is Cholera Disease? Cholera disease causes a lot of watery ... body) within hours if not treated. How is Cholera Spread? Cholera germs are found in the feces ( ...
  3. Cholera (World Health Organization)  
    Cholera Fact sheet N°107 Reviewed February 2014 Key facts Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that ... factor in reducing the impact of cholera. Oral cholera vaccines There are two types of safe and ...
  4. Cholera (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Cholera Information for adults A A A The symptoms of cholera include nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhea, and abdominal cramps leading to profound dehydration. Overview Cholera is the name given to a diarrheal illness ...
  5. Cholera (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    ... Health Issues > Conditions > Abdominal > Cholera Health Issues Listen Cholera Article Body Cholera is an infection of the intestines caused by ... that can range from mild to extremely severe. Cholera is rare in the United States but if ...
  6. Cholera (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the best way to avoid the illness. About Cholera Cholera is an intestinal infection caused the bacterium Vibrio ...
  7. Cholera Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  8. Cholera Illness and Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  9. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea. ... Cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The bacteria releases a toxin that causes increased release ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Cholera From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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