What Is Cholera?
Cholera is defined as an intestinal infection that mainly occurs due to eating food or simply drinking water that has been contaminated with a bacterium known as vibrio cholerae. it has been established though that the species is not pervasive to human beings and being present in the digestive system is not considered as being part of its natural life cycle. In most cases, the bacterium will have its life cycles in small animals such as snails in water. Therefore, if one drinks the water unknowingly, he or she will get the bacterium which will cause cholera. In short, we can clearly say that cholera is a waterborne disease and mostly develops once you consume contaminated water. Cholera is most prevalent in areas or countries that are underdeveloped e.g. slum areas. For instance, if there is presence of untreated sewage in a certain locality, it means that it can contaminate various drinking sources used by public resulting to cholera.