Treatment of cholera

Learn how cholera is diagnosed and treated.

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How is cholera diagnosed?

Cholera is diagnosed by identification of the bacteria in a stool sample.

How is cholera treated?

Cholera is easily treatable.

If you have diarrhea:

If you have symptoms of cholera and are treated right away, the illness is rarely fatal.

Severely dehydrated individuals may need administration of intravenous fluids.

In moderate and severe cases, antibiotics can help to shorten the length and severity of the illness.

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