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10 facts on cholera

A patient being rushed to the cholera treatment center, Wad Sherifa
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Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated

Cholera is an acute infection of the gut, caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139, which can lead to rapid dehydration if left untreated.

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