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What are the symptoms of cholera?

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Symptoms of cholera can begin as soon as a few hours or as long as five days after infection. Often, symptoms are mild, but sometimes they are very serious. About one in 20 people infected have severe watery diarrhea accompanied by vomiting, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Although many infected people may have minimal or no symptoms, they can still contribute to spread of the infection.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Cholera: General Information;"  "Cholera: Disease;" and "Cholera: Prevention and Control."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System: "Cholera."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Cholera."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 27, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Cholera: General Information;"  "Cholera: Disease;" and "Cholera: Prevention and Control."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System: "Cholera."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Cholera."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 27, 2019

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