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Symptoms of Cholera

Last Updated on Oct 07, 2016
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Symptoms of Cholera

Cholera is characterized by sudden onset of profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting.

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The symptoms of cholera are-

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • 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)

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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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