• Cholera is an acute intestinal infection that occurs when a certain bacteria is ingested.• This disease doesn’t Vibrio come on immediately, Cholerae so it is hard to diagnose. What is cholera?
• Filippo Pacini discovered cholera in 1854. • He discovered and studied the bacteria with a microscope.Who discoveredcholera?
According to the WHO, 56,958cases of cholerawere reported in 2007. That’s a FACT!
• Diarrhea• Vomiting• Dehydration• Irritability• Drowsiness• Droopy eyes• Having a dry mouth with extreme thirst• Dry/shriveled skin• Decrease in urination• A very low blood pressure• An irregular heart beat What are the symptoms?
• Cholera is not a communicable disease. So, you can’t “catch” cholera. • Vibrio Cholerae is transmitted through contaminated water or the bacteria may cling to foods that are uncooked. How is cholera transmitted?
• Also, cholera is • Cholera is most prominent in common in low- areas where a income areas natural disaster and in 3rd world has occurred. countries. Where is cholera most common?
20% of people with cholera develop moderate or severe dehydration whichoften leads to death. That’s a FACT!
• Untreated cases: Average- 50% Epidemics- 90%• Treated cases: Less than 1% What is the mortality rate of cholera?
• Yes, there is a vaccine for cholera, but it only gives you 25% to 50% immunity from the disease.Is there a vaccinefor cholera?
• HAITIWhere are modern-dayepidemics of cholera?