It is a disease of bowels. It is caused by contamination of drinking. water by focal materials. It is caused by a bacterium Vibrio cholera. It is transmitted by cockroaches flies and rats etc.
The incubation period is 1 to 5 days, followed by diarrhea and vomiting and watery stools. Severe dehydration results which may cause death.
A continuous dehydration with mineral salts and use of antibiotics like tetracycline are recommended for treatment.
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