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Cholera is a serious bacterial infection of the small intestine
caused by Vibrio cholerae. It is spread through
contaminated water and food and is especially common in areas that may not have
good sanitation, such as Africa and the Far East.
cholera include nausea, muscle cramps, and vomiting and diarrhea that lead to
severe dehydration. Treatment includes replacing lost fluids to treat
dehydration. People who are traveling to areas where cholera is active may be
advised to get a cholera vaccination to reduce their risk of getting the
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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