| A glass of
water could give you acute dehydration
Be careful. Vibrio Cholera,
the cholera bacteria, may be lurking in your drinking
water. Cholera attacks suddenly, bringing on several
watery stools and vomiting. Leading to acute rapid
dehydration, circulatory collapse and death in
Contaminated water is the chief cause of cholera.
Others are unhygienic living conditions and dirty
food. Transmission can also occur through the
oro-faecal route, i.e. soiled hands and flies.
The disease transmits from man to man.
Frequent water motions, 6-10 per hour.
Water loss could amount to 11-12% of body weight.
Mild fever and vomiting. Dry tongue, low urinary
output, sunken eyes.
Rehydrate with viral rehydration tablets
in clean water. If too weak, hospitalise for intravenous
rehydration. Antimicrobial therapy. Do consult