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Cholera

November 13, 2009

Cholera is a disease that was commonly caught during the Industrial Revolution. What is cholera? Let’s find out.

Cholera is caused by bacteria called “Vibrio Cholerae”. It affects the intestines. You would get cholera if you drink water or eat food with Vibrio Cholarae. Living conditions during the Industrial Revolution were unsanitary so people were probably infected with cholera when they drank the dirty water from the water pumps.

Symptoms of cholera include diarrhea,vomiting, and dehydration,  and they appear from a few hours to five days after the person is infected. You would have to be treated with oral rehydration therapy if you got the disease. If cholera is not treated, infected people would die in several days.

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