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Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms are profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Transmission is primarily through contaminated drinking water or food. The severity of the diarrhea and vomiting can lead to rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Primary treatment is with oral or intravenous rehydration solutions. Antibiotics may be beneficial, and in certain cases they are used. Cholera is a major cause of death in the world. Cholera was one of the earliest infections to be studied by epidemiological methods. The primary symptoms of cholera are profuse diarrhea, severe dehydration, abdominal pain, and fever. Cholera may also cause blue skin and dehydration. A person infected with cholera may not always have these symptoms or any at all. Cholera may also cause vomiting. These symptoms start suddenly, usually one to five days after infection, and are the result of a toxin produced by the Vibrio...
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