Cholera is a diarrheal disease caused by a bacterial infection of the small intestine1.


Cholera occurs in places with poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water. It is frequently associated with crowding, war, and famine.


Cholera is commonly found in Africa, Asia, India, Mexico, and South and Central America.


Symptoms of cholera include abdominal cramps, nausea, rapid dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea.


Cholera can be prevented by providing clean water and improved sanitation, as well as by educating populations about safe water and proper hygiene practices.

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1National Institutue of Health. A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. Cholera.

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