Diagnosis and treatment
A rapid dipstick test is available to determine the presence of V. cholerae. In those samples that test positive, further testing should be done to determine antibiotic resistance. In most cases, cholera can be successfully treated with oral rehydration therapy (ORT), which is highly effective, safe, and simple to administer. Antibiotic treatments for one to three days shorten the course of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms.