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  • 1. Cholera: T-Pain Style Science Eighth Grade 2009-2010
  • 2. Soooooo what is Cholera? Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea.
  • 3. NOT EVEN…
    • Yes, someone with Cholera may get these symptoms too:
      • Cramps (abdominal)
      • Dry Skin
      • Vomiting
      • Rapid Dehydration
      • Nausea
      • Excessive Thirst
      • Lethargy
  • 4. Nasty right?
    • YES!
      • Those with Cholera contracted it from an infected person; through their infected feces (fancy word for…poop!)
      • The poop is usually in drinking water or food that has been contaminated by the cholera bacterium.
  • 5. How else?
    • Raw shellfish have sometimes been the source of cholera.
    • So person-to-person contact, between an infected person and an uninfected person, likely will not transmit the disease.
  • 6. Risky!!!
  • 7. What about me?
    • It is unlikely that you will get infected with Cholera…because
      • Modern sewage and water treatment systems.
      • You live in the United States.
      • Hope that no one that travels to Latin America or Asia brings back contaminated seafood.
  • 8. Why from Asia, Africa and Latin America?
    • Currently, these countries are experiencing a cholera epidemic.
    • If you do go here…
      • Boil your water
      • Eat only thoroughly cooked food.
      • Don’t bring back perishable seafood.
      • Avoid salads…vegetables COOKED!!!
  • 9. Avoid THIS…
  • 10. Cholera=Death? Really?
  • 11. Can I die from diarrhea?
    • When you lose a lot of water and salt through you diarrhea.
    • Then you can become dehydrated very quickly…
    • Once you get diarrhea, are you only doomed for death?
  • 12.  
  • 13. Fortunately…
    • You can be treated for Cholera by…
      • Oral rehydration solution that simply replaces the fluids lost through the diarrhea.
      • Or get IV (intravenous fluid) replacement.
      • Antibiotics used to weaken to severity of the illness but not as important as rehydration.
  • 14. PainFul…
  • 15. CAUSE VERSUS…
  • 16. EFFECT…