Cholera (noun)

An acute diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, which typically spreads through contaminated water or food.

Origin:

From the greek word "khole" which means bile and "era" which means flow.

Examples:

  1. Cholera is characterized by severe diarrhea, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
  2. Cholera is a treatable disease, but without treatment it can be fatal within hours.
  3. Cholera is more common in developing countries with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water.
  4. The cholera bacterium can be killed by boiling water or by treating it with chlorine.
  5. Cholera is preventable by improving sanitation and providing clean water and adequate hygiene.
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