An insight to the symptoms of cholera

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People who are exposed to vibrio cholera (cholera bacterium) usually don’t suffer illness and don’t know whether they are infected or not. Cholera bacteria releases in stool up to 14 days and can infect other individuals. Many cases of cholera can cause moderate diarrhea. Symptoms of cholera develop in a ratio of one in ten. Prominent symptoms of cholera are:

Symptoms of cholera in children are:

  • Fever
  • Convulsions
  • Drowsiness or coma

Most common complication n cholera is a hypovolemic shock. This occurs when there is low blood pressure. After the appearance of cholera symptoms, symptoms of diarrhea usually develop, which can be severe if proper treatment of cholera as well as diarrhea treatment is not taken. Severe loss of mineral salts like potassium, sodium and chloride can case muscle cramps.  Early stages of cholera are marked by feeling of nausea and vomiting occurs.

 

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