Cholera is one of the most common water-borne diseases. It is associated with diarrhea, dehydration, and fevers. It must not be left untreated as it can lead to loss of life.
Consumption of contaminated water or food is one of the causes, and Vibrio cholera is the host bacterium. While it occurs more in areas linked with poor sanitation, it can also be aided by overcrowding, famine, and a rowdy environment.