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  • By: Kris Cindric, Sara Thomas, and Mitchel Hairston
  • Symptoms Treatment Statistics PreventionHistory Causes
  •  Diarrhea Stomach pains Leg cramps Mild fever Vomiting It takes a few hours to five days for symptoms to develop. It takes seven to fourteen days for symptoms to go away. Back to contents
  •  Started in Ganges Delta, India. Often has risen to epidemic proportions in Sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia, Particularly Bangladesh in the last two-hundred years. In the 19th century cholera has spread across the world. Cholera is an epidemic in many countries today including Haiti. Back to contents
  •  Cholera is rare in the U.S. 3-5 million cases have been reported per year. In 2003, 111,575 cases of cholera were found from forty-five different countries. Over 100,000 deaths per year from cholera. Back to contents
  •  Cholera is usually passed through food and water that has been contaminated by feces. People who live in areas with poor sanitation have an increase risk of getting cholera. Back to contents
  •  There is a vaccine to prevent cholera. Cook Food Well  Boil  Avoid raw food other than fruits and veggies  Clean food preparation Wash your hands often with soap and water  Before eating or preparing food  After using the restroom Drink and use safe water  Bottle water Back to contents
  •  Can be treated with oral rehydration solution which is sugar, salt, and water. Imminent replacement of fluids and salt. Antibiotics, such as Tetracycline, can be used to shorten the duration of diarrhea. Back to contents
  •  “2010 Haiti Cholera Outbreak.” cdc.gov. November 4th 2010. 3rd January, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/haiticholera/preventionand control.htm “Cholera.” Encyclopedia Britannica. N.d. 5th January, 2011. “Cholera.” World health Organization, June, 2010. 3rd January, 2011. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs1 07/en/
  •  http://www.cdc.gov/cholera/prevention.html http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/ fs107/en/