33.1  Cholera

We begin by discussing cholera – its infectious agent, occurrence, symptoms and signs. Knowing about the nature of cholera will help you to diagnose, treat, prevent and control this disease, as described in Sections 33.5 and 33.6, together with measures against all the other bacterial and viral diarrhoeal diseases.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 33

33.1.1  Infectious agents and occurrence of cholera