Vibrio cholerae. Leifson flagella stain (digitally colorized).

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. ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153514.html Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness Study finds immunizing ... a pill protects children and adults against severe cholera, a new study shows. Cholera is an infectious ...
  3. Cholera (World Health Organization)  
    ... local culture and beliefs, is also encouraged. Oral cholera vaccines Currently there are 2 WHO pre-qualified ...
  4. Cholera (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the best way to avoid the illness. About Cholera Cholera is an intestinal infection caused the bacterium Vibrio ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Cholera (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Cholera Article Body Cholera is an infection of the intestines caused by bacteria called Vibrio cholerae. It causes a watery diarrhea that can range ...
  7. Cholera Illness and Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.™ Cholera All CDC Topics Search The CDC Note: Javascript ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Cholera - Vibrio cholerae infection Share Compartir Illness & Symptoms Cholera ...
  8. Cholera Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.™ Cholera All CDC Topics Search The CDC Note: Javascript ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Cholera - Vibrio cholerae infection Share Compartir Treatment See the ...
  9. Cholera Prevention and Control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.™ Cholera All CDC Topics Search The CDC Note: Javascript ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Cholera - Vibrio cholerae infection Share Compartir Prevention & Control Prevention ...
  10. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea. ... Cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. These bacteria release a toxin that causes an increased ...
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