Category : Lungs
cholera is an illness caused by contagious and dangerous bacteria. It causes a very serious case of diarrhea.
Symptoms and signs: Strong and frequent diarrhea which starts suddenly and is as much as a liter an hour. The excrement (feces) is runny and grayish, without fecal odor, sometimes containing blood or pus, Bilious vomiting, Extreme thirst. It causes a rapid and dangerous dehydration of the person. (See dehydration in this book).
Causes: Caught through contaminated food, dirty hands, and contaminated water on contact with an infected person.
Warning! Consult your physician immediately. This illness can be fatal if it is not treated immediately. While waiting for a doctor, drink lot of water with salt and sugar prepared in the following manner: “Mix a teaspoon of salt, 4 teaspoons of sugar (preferably honey) in a litre of water. Repeat this every time you finish it. Do not stop drinking water. Follow the advice and take the medication prescribed by your physician.