Cholera is a devastating and, sometimes, lethal disease caused by the bacterium
Cholera usually spreads through contaminated water.
The symptoms are intense vomiting and extreme watery diarrhoea leading to
dehydration, which, unless immediately treated, may be fatal.
Cholera can easily be cured by rehydration and administration of salts and
Treatment of Cholera
Cholera has been eliminated in industrialized countries, however it is still
common in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and particularly India and
The risk of cholera epidemic is highest
when poverty, war or natural disasters force people to live in crowded
conditions such as refugee camps without adequate sanitation, a common cause of
Source: GreenFacts, based on MayoClinic.com