Use of antibiotics for the treatment and control of cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium V. cholerae. It has a short incubation period of a few hours to 5 days. It is endemic in some countries, frequently showing seasonal variations in the number of reported cases. Cholera also has the potential to cause explosive outbreaks which may be localized or may expand to large geographic areas