Symptoms of cholera

Learn about the symptoms of cholera and what to do if you become ill.

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What are the symptoms of cholera?

Most people who have cholera do not show any symptoms or may experience mild illness.

If you do show symptoms, you may experience:

In its most severe form, you can experience a sudden onset of profuse, painless, and watery diarrhea.

The symptoms:

What do you do if you become ill?

Consult a health care provider immediately if you:

Tell your health care provider:

Start drinking plenty of fluids and use oral rehydration salts to prevent dehydration.

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