Cholera is a potentially fatal disease that causes water like stool and loose motions. This disease can also lead to dehydration. It is usually caused by the Vibrio Cholerae bacterium that can contaminate drinking water. The symptoms include accelerated heart rate, low blood pressure and pain in the muscles.
HOW IS CHOLERA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician may do a physical examination and also observe symptoms. To confirm diagnosis, a stool sample is tested
HOW IS CHOLERA TREATED?
The treatment will be done by the general physician or gastroenterologist with the help of antibiotics. For very severe cases, the doctor may hospitalise the patient for intravenous administration under medical observation. Also, one must be careful to drink filtered water and wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before eating to prevent this disease and recover from it.