Cholera — photos

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Vibrio cholerae El Tor biotype is responsible for the present pandemic of cholera in the world. Symptomless carriers are very important in the epidemiology'of this disease.

Distribution map of cholera.

Distribution map of cholera.

Cholera vibrios.

Photo 1. Cholera vibrios. V. cholerae, El Tor is more widely distributed. (X600)Vibrio cholerae, the classical organism, is limited to the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent.

Cholera cot.

Photo 2. Cholera cot. The disease is characterised by severe vomiting and watery diarrhoea. Nursing of patients in a cholera cot enables a rapid assessment of fluid loss to be made. 

Dehydration (3) is the cause of death. Rapid rehydration with isotonic saline (4) is life saving.

Dehydrated patient before treatment

Photo 3. Dehydrated patient before treatment.

Dehydrated patient after treatment

Photo 4. Dehydrated patient after treatment.

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