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  • 1. • 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?
  • 2. • Filippo Pacini discovered cholera in 1854. • He discovered and studied the bacteria with a microscope.Who discoveredcholera?
  • 3. According to the WHO, 56,958cases of cholerawere reported in 2007. That’s a FACT!
  • 4. • 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?
  • 5. • 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?
  • 6. • 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?
  • 7. 20% of people with cholera develop moderate or severe dehydration whichoften leads to death. That’s a FACT!
  • 8. • Untreated cases: Average- 50% Epidemics- 90%• Treated cases: Less than 1% What is the mortality rate of cholera?
  • 9. • Yes, there is a vaccine for cholera, but it only gives you 25% to 50% immunity from the disease.Is there a vaccinefor cholera?
  • 10. • HAITIWhere are modern-dayepidemics of cholera?
  • 11. www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/firstdiscoveredcholera.htmlhttp://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholera/DS00579/DSECTION=symptomshttp://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/EN_WHS09_Full.pdfhttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DR600363http://www.nathnac.org/pro/factsheets/cholera.htmhttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs107/en/http://www.npr.org/2012/02/07/145667552/can-vaccines break-choleras-deadly-hold-on-haitihttp://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0812027.html Bibliography