Cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera and spread by contaminated water.
The cholera bacterium can live in the environment in saltwater rivers and coastal waters.
cholera occurs by eating food or drinking water that is contaminated with the bacteria that cause cholera (Vibrio cholerae).
Effect of Cholera
The bacterium releases a toxin that causes increased release of water in the intestines, which produces severe diarrhea.
In an epidemic
Contamination is usually the feces of an infected person.
Mode of infection
Cholera occurs in places with poor sanitation
People get the infection by eating or drinking contaminated food or water with vibrio cholera
Avoid sharing or drinking from the same drinking cups, or water bottle,
Wash hands with soap under running water after visiting the toilet, before drinking water when the hands are dirty
Eat hot foods hot and cold foods cold
Adequate treatment of sewage and drinking water