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Treatment for Cholera

Last Updated on Oct 07, 2016
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Treatment for Cholera

Treatment of cholera involves fluid and electrolyte replacement, and antibiotic treatment.

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Infection of cholera can be adequately treated by fluid and electrolyte replacement with oral rehydration salts (ORS). In cases of severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be given.

In severe cases, an effective antibiotic treatment can reduce the volume and duration of diarrhea and the period of V. cholerae excretion.

Tetracycline is the antibiotic usually given, but resistance to tetracycline is emerging. Tetracycline-resistant strains are now treated with cotrimoxazole, erythromycin, doxycycline, chloramphenicol or furazolidone.

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kelli.7

Grace is mean to me all the time!!!

Gavin

In Zimbabwe the National Water Authority is failing to supply water to large parts of the urban areas. This has resulted in residences drawing on Boerhole Water and others purchasing from borehole owners. My question is what is the risk of being infected by the Cholera Bacteria especially in schools who use the water to wash with but not to drink?

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