Pronounced: KOL-eh-raEn Español (Spanish Version)
Cholera is caused by a specific bacteria. This bacterium releases a toxin that causes rapid loss of fluids from the small intestines. Cholera is spread by ingesting food or water contaminated by fecal waste. It is common in countries that lack proper sewage disposal.
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Last reviewedAugust 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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