Dr Hemanth S NaikMedical Research Scientist
INTRODUCTION• Acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or  water contaminated by a comma-shaped bacteria Vib...
CAUSES• Vibrio Cholerae• Exposure from poor hygiene• Eating raw or undercooked food
Signs & Symptoms• Begin 1 to 3 days after infection• Abdominal cramps• Dehydration   –   Dry mouth   –   Dry skin   –   Ex...
Sign & symptoms
DIAGNOSIS• Rectal swabs or from fresh stool samples.• Dark-field microscopic examination of fresh feces  showing rapidly m...
TREATMENT• Water and electrolyte replacement therapy – “oral re-  hydration salts”• Use of antibiotics
PREVENTION• Drink only boiled water• Avoid undercooked or raw food• Proper sanitation
HISTORY
Choler
Choler
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Choler

365
-1

Published on

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
365
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Choler

  1. 1. Dr Hemanth S NaikMedical Research Scientist
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION• Acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated by a comma-shaped bacteria Vibrio cholerae• Deadly water borne disease• Untreated individuals may die from severe dehydration within two to three hours.
  3. 3. CAUSES• Vibrio Cholerae• Exposure from poor hygiene• Eating raw or undercooked food
  4. 4. Signs & Symptoms• Begin 1 to 3 days after infection• Abdominal cramps• Dehydration – Dry mouth – Dry skin – Excessive thirst – Sunken eyes – Low urine output – Low Blood Pressure• Watery diarrhea with a "fishy" odor• Tiredness & Unusual sleepiness
  5. 5. Sign & symptoms
  6. 6. DIAGNOSIS• Rectal swabs or from fresh stool samples.• Dark-field microscopic examination of fresh feces showing rapidly moving bacilli• All food isolates must be tested for the production of cholera enterotoxin.
  7. 7. TREATMENT• Water and electrolyte replacement therapy – “oral re- hydration salts”• Use of antibiotics
  8. 8. PREVENTION• Drink only boiled water• Avoid undercooked or raw food• Proper sanitation
  9. 9. HISTORY
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×