What is Cholera?
Introduction to Cholera: Definition and History Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, which is typically spread through contaminated water or food. The disease is characterized by profuse, watery diarrhea, vomiting, and severe dehydration, which can lead to death if left untreated. Cholera has a long history, with the first recorded pandemic occurring in 1817…Read More »
Understanding Leprosy – What You Need to Know
Causes and Transmission of Leprosy Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae. The bacterium affects the nerves in the skin, upper respiratory tract, and eyes, and if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage and deformity. Transmission of leprosy occurs through prolonged and close contact with an infected person. However, leprosy is not…Read More »