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Why does cholera cause diarrhea?
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In respect to this, what does cholera do to the body?
A bacterium called Vibrio cholerae causes cholera infection. The deadly effects of the disease are the result of a toxin the bacteria produces in the small intestine. The toxin causes the body to secrete enormous amounts of water, leading to diarrhea and a rapid loss of fluids and salts (electrolytes).
Furthermore, why does cholera cause vomiting? Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and is spread by ingestion of contaminated food or water. profuse watery diarrhea, sometimes described as “rice-water stools,” vomiting.
Beside this, what causes rice water stool in cholera?
Transmission is usually through the fecal-oral route of contaminated food or water caused by poor sanitation. People infected with cholera often have diarrhea, and disease transmission may occur if this highly liquid stool, colloquially referred to as "rice-water", contaminates water used by others.
Why does cholera kill so rapidly?
The nasty bacterium responsible is a one-celled microscopic organism that kills by causing an infection in the small intestine. What makes the disease so deadly is the severe dehydration it causes once symptoms begin to set in.