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Defeating cholera; clinical presentation and management for Haiti cholera outbreak, 2010
  • Published Date:
    December 2010
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases.
  • Description:
    Symptoms of moderate or severe cholera -- Signs and symptoms of dehydration -- Oral rehydration -- Intravenous rehydration -- Antibiotics

    "Most persons infected with the cholera bacterium have mild diarrhea or no symptoms at all. Only about 7% of persons infected with Vibrio cholerae O1 have illness requiring treatment at a health center. Cholera patients should be evaluated and treated quickly. With proper treatment, even severely ill patients can be saved. Prompt restoration of lost fluids and salts is the primary goal of treatment." - p. [1]

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