Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholera. It is spread mostly by water and food that has been contaminated with human feces containing the bacteria. Signs and symptoms include Rapid heart rate, Loss of skin elasticity, Dry mucous membranes, including the inside of the mouth, throat, nose, and eyelids, Low blood pressure, Thirst, Muscle cramps.
Diagnosis and treatment
Few of the research centers which focus on cholera research are National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research.