Cholera Jack mcculley

- 100 million bacteria to harm healthy adult

- transmitted through oral fecal consumption

- found in starfish and plankton

- 3 to 5 million affected worldwide

- 58,000 to 130,000 death per year

- classified currently as a pandemic

- mainly affects developing countries

- symptoms are profuse diarrhea and vomiting of clear liquid

- untreated people will produce 10 to 20 liters

- without treatment half of victims die

- show different signs of fatigue and skin has a blue shade

- electrolyte loss alters consciousness, seizures, coma

- treated with fluids through oral rehydration therapy

- 10% of body weight in fluids in first two hours

- foods high in potassium for electrolytes

- antibiotics are used to shorten symptoms by three days or so to reduce severity

"Cholera." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

"Cholera." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

Mayo Clinic Staff Print. "Overview." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 09 Mar. 2017. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.


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