Cholera The disease, cholera, is an infection of the intestines, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. As stated in Microbes and Infections of the Gut, the bacterium is “a Gram-negative, comma- shaped, highly motile organism with a single terminal flagellum” (105). Cholera is characterized by the most significant symptom that presents with the disease, diarrhea, and victims can lose up to twenty liters of body fluids in a day. Cholera can be a serious disease, due to the serious dehydration that can occur, but it is only fatal if treatment is not administered as soon as possible. This research paper includes information on the causes of cholera, symptoms, ways of treatment, studies of treatments, complications that may occur, the tests and diagnosis for cholera, and finally, the ways the cholera bacterium may be transmitted.
Cholera Cholera is an infectious disease cause by bacteria that affects the absorption of water in the small intestine. Sever cases cause violent diarrhoea. It is the huge amount of fluid loss, which makes cholera so dangerous. If the fluid is not replaced the body becomes dehydrated and you could die within twenty-four hours. Treatment of cholera is simple; replace the fluid lost with the right mixture of sugar and salts.
Cholera is an infectious bacterial disease that affects people who live in poor or non-developing countries in which clean water and other sanitation measures are not found (Plaut 1). People usually acquire cholera when they drink water or eat food that is contaminated with Vibrio Cholerae, which is a bacterium that develops and infection in the walls of the small intestine. If left untreated cholera can be fatal in a matter of hours, even if you were healthy before, since it causes severe diarrhea and vomit which can then lead to dehydration (Mayo Clinic Staff). Most scientists believe that the first major cholera epidemic took place on 1817 in India. In this time many poor villagers were starving since crops couldn’t be grown.
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Sanitation improvements can be made by washing hands with soap and drinking clean water (Cyber 1). Another major disease caused by drinking contaminated water and bad sanitation habits is Cholera. Cholera is a disease of the small intestine. Common symptoms of Cholera are: dry mouth, dry skin, lethargy, dehydration, rapid pulse, sunken eyes, severe diarrhea, and unusual tiredness (AAHC 1). The biggest recorded outbreak of Cholera in the past twenty years was in Zimbabwe in 2008, killing more than four thousand people.
Typhoid fever is a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection that mostly affects people in third world countries, where clean water and other sanitation measures are hard to come by. People usually get typhoid fever by drinking water that contain infected feces. People that carry the illness also can pass the disease onto others directly. For example, having physical contact with another person one may pass the disease onto that person. Bathing in the water that contains the S. Typhi bacteria may cause the bacteria to enter your body.
Common Symptom Signs Sometimes when a person is infected with Cholera, it can be a mild infection with no symptoms at all. But there are slim chances when it can be severely infected including symptoms. Some symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, low blood pressure, and restlessness. With the lost of liquids from the body due to diarrhea and vomiting, it makes the person dehydrated which possibly leads the body to shock mode2. Due to dehydration, you lose potassium and sodium.
Foodborne illness results from eating food contaminated with bacteria (or their toxins) or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. The illnesses range from upset stomach to more serious symptoms, including diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and dehydration. Although most foodborne infections are undiagnosed and unreported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year about 76 million people in the United States become ill from pathogens in food. Of these, about 5,000 die. Causes Harmful bacteria are the most common causes of foodborne illnesses.
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Infants, young children, elderly people, and people with underlying health conditions are most likely to get cholera because of their high risk of dehydration. On top of that, in areas with inadequate treatment of sewage and drinking water like Haiti, Southeast Asia, and Africa, cholera spreads very quickly. Cholera is a global disease that spreads to different countries by international travel or imported goods such as contaminated seafood. On a yearly basis, there are about 100,000... ... middle of paper ... ... treatment. Rehydration therapy is the vital element of treatment for cholera.