How to identify CHOLERA
(signs and symptoms)
Cholera is a severe form of diarrhea caused by a bacteria in water.
Cholera spreads very quickly in emergency condition and can lead
to many deaths. The symptoms of cholera are:
Diarrhea “like rice water” in very large quantities
Diarrhea and vomiting can lead very quickly to severe dehydration
and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours. To
help everyone in the community identify and prevent cholera,
everyone should participate in the following activities:
Safe food preparation
Learning to make oral rehydration formula
To prevent cholera and avoid panic in the community, sharing
information is essential. By knowing what cholera is and how to
prevent it, everyone can be protected.
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