Definition of Cholera:
Bacterial infection of the small intestine, it is transmitted by contaminated food and water, and characterized by symptoms such as profuse diarrhea, vomiting, muscular cramps, and severe dehydration and loss of electrolyte. It is caused by the pathogen vibrio cholerae (comma shaped bacillus) found commonly in the poorer regions of Africa, Central and South America, Indian subcontinent and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Synonyms of Cholera
African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Acute articular rheumatism, Ague, Alkali disease, Amebiasis, Amebic dysentery, Anthrax, Bacillary dysentery, Bastard measles, Black death, Black fever, Blackwater fever, Breakbone fever, Brucellosis, Bubonic plague, Cachectic fever, Cerebral rheumatism, Chicken pox, Cowpox, Dandy fever, Deer fly fever, Dengue, Dengue fever, Diphtheria, Dumdum fever, Dysentery, Elephantiasis, Encephalitis lethargica, Enteric fever, Erysipelas, Famine fever, Five-day fever, Flu, Frambesia, Glandular fever, Grippe, Hansenosis, Hepatitis, Herpes, Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, Histoplasmosis, Hookworm, Hydrophobia, Infantile paralysis, Infectious mononucleosis, Inflammatory rheumatism, Influenza, Jail fever, Jungle rot, Kala azar, Kissing disease, Lepra, Leprosy, Leptospirosis, Loa loa, Loaiasis, Lockjaw, Madness, Malaria, Malarial fever, Marsh fever, Measles, Meningitis, Milzbrand, Mumps, Ornithosis, Osteomyelitis, Paratyphoid fever, Parotitis, Parrot fever, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Polio, Poliomyelitis, Polyarthritis rheumatism, Ponos, Psittacosis, Rabbit fever, Rabies, Rat-bite fever, Relapsing fever, Rheumatic fever, Rickettsialpox, Ringworm, Rubella, Rubeola, Scarlatina, Scarlet fever, Schistosomiasis, Septic sore throat, Shingles, Sleeping sickness, Sleepy sickness, Smallpox, Snail fever, Splenic fever, Spotted fever, Strep throat, Swamp fever, Tetanus, Thrush, Tinea, Trench fever, Trench mouth, Tuberculosis, Tularemia, Typhoid, Typhoid fever, Typhus, Typhus fever, Undulant fever, Vaccinia, Varicella, Variola, Venereal disease, Viral dysentery, Whooping cough, Yaws, Yellow fever, Yellow jack, Zona, Zoster
How to use Cholera in a sentence?
- During the mission trip down in Costa Rica, one of the volunteers happened to contract cholera , and had diarrhea for a whole week.
- When traveling through the villages of South America, the research group took a lot of food and water to avoid ingesting any food contaminated with cholera , and watched for diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration that are signs of the illness.
- I was visiting Africa on a business trip as I export gems and unfortunately I contracted Cholera and got very sick.
Meaning of Cholera & Cholera Definition