Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Cholera

Diseases in Humans: Cholera

  • Pathogen
    • Bacteria, Vibrio cholerae

               

  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Contaminated food & water
    • Pathogen releases toxin in intestine

 

           

 

  • Symptoms
    • Watery diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Dehydration
    • Weakness
    • Muscle cramps
    • Thirst

 

                                                             

  • Treatment
    • Oral/ intravenous solutions to compensate for dehydration
    • Extreme cases can be treated with antibiotic medication

 

 

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