Symptoms of Cholera
The symptoms of cholera are-
► Profuse diarrhea with abdominal cramps.
► ‘Rice water diarrhea’ i.e. stools resembling rice water. Stools contain mucus, epithelial cells and large number of cholera bacteria.
► Dry mouth
► Dry, wrinkled skin
► Rapid heart rate
► Low blood pressure
There is a rapid loss of fluid, electrolytes, which lead to-
► Profound dehydration
► Circulatory collapse
► Anuria (absence of urine formation)