Cholera

  • describe the pathology of cholera, including the structure of the vibrio cholerae bacterium and its mode of infection
  • explain how vibrio cholerae affects the intestinal epithelium to cause disease, to include binding to the epithelium and the action of the enterotoxin it produces to cause the production of copious watery diarrhoea
  • describe the treatment of cholera, including oral rehydration therapy
  • describe how infection and spread of cholera may be prevented