• Created by: Angelique
  • Created on: 16-12-12 08:59


  • curved rod shape with a single flagellum.
  • symptoms are stomach cramps, vommiting, fever and diarrhoea.

how cholera causes diarrhoea

  • cholera toxin enters e.c
  • activates chloride ions
  • creates a chloride ion channel out of the cell
  • lowers w.p
  • water is lost

treatment is ORS 

  • sugars are a.t across the gut wall
  • absorbtion of H2O by osmosis
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