WHO about Cholera

October 18, 2014

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period, from less than one day to five days, and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. Vomiting also occurs in most patients.

http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/

CHOLERA Country Profile

http://www.who.int/cholera/countries/en/

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