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Cholera

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Colleen Vogel

on 16 March 2013

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Cholera Causes of Cholera Cholera is caused by the 'Vibrio Cholerae' germ. Cholera was spread by drinking fountains in the 1800's. You may get cholera if you eat or drink something that is contaminated. If food is undercooked, it may cause cholera. Poor sanitation causes cholera. Cholera is not contagious. Cholera is also spread by unsanitary living conditions (Teens Health). Symptoms of Cholera Cholera symptoms may occur within hours or as late as five days. Common cholera symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps, lack of energy, irritability, glassy eyes, dry skin, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, and extreme thirst. Cholera causes dehydration. If dehydration is severe enough, it may lead to seizures, kidney failure, or even death (Teens Health). Treatments of Cholera A treatment of cholera is to replace all the fluids and electrolytes that have been lost. A doctor may prescribe a solution to rehydrate the patient. Antibiotics may be prescribed. If the dehydration is very serious, you may need to stay in the hospital and get fluids through an IV (Teens Health). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/4228239/Zimbabwe-cholera-epidemic-kills-2000.html http://www.arxmanhealth.com/cholera-types-and-causes/ http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/12/10/131972272/toward-a-new-strategy-for-fighting-cholera-in-haiti By: Colleen Vogel
Period 2 [Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments] (Currently) Treatments of Cholera (during Industrial Revolution) During the Industrial Revolution, the treatment for cholera patients was replacing fluids and minerals that the body had lost and (Chiff). http://www.dipity.com/asceal/History-Timeline/ In the 19th century, cholera was known as "King Cholera" (Chiff). Robert Koch identified the cholera germ in 1883 as "Vibrio Cholerae" (School History). In the 19th century, there were three cholera epidemics (School History). Interesting
Facts Preventions To prevent cholera, wash your hands, drink clean water, make your living area sanitary, make sure your food is fully cooked, and do not drink from 19th century water fountains.
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