Myths & Facts About Cholera

Posted In: General Practitioner     2018-02-22     23

What is cholera? – It is an infectious disease that leads to severe watery diarrhea, which may result in dehydration and death if left unnoticed. The main cause of cholera is a bacterium called Vibrio Chlorate that contaminates drinking water or food.


Cholera bacterium has two distinct phases – one in the environment and second in a human being.Now you can easily find doctors in Bangalore with


Signs & symptoms


 Symptoms may vary from mild to serious:

·         Diarrhea and vomiting, usually with a fishy odor

·         Loss of skin elasticity

·         Paced heart rate

·         Sunken eyes

·         Low blood pressure

·         Wrinkled hands

·         Change of skin color to bluish

·         Dry mucous membrane

·         Thirst

·         Muscle cramps

·         Reduced urine frequency

·         Seizure or coma




·         Only an infected person can spread cholera.

·         The chances of cholera turns fatal are rare.

·         Oral rehydration solution is not really effective to treat cholera.

·         It cannot be prevented.

·         The symptoms of cholera can be seen at initial stages.




·         People who live in unhygienic ways are prone to cholera. It also spreads if the environment you are living is unhealthy.

·         An acute diarrheal disease can cause death if left untreated.

·        According to WHO, nearly 80% cases can be successfully get cured with the help of Oral rehydration solution (ORS).

·         Maintain cleanliness and hygienic living conditions to prevent cholera.

·         Around, 75% of people with cholera do not show any symptoms.