IGCSE Biology Paper-3: Specimen Questions with Answers 329 - 331 of 358

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Cholera is an example of a transmissible disease.

Question 329 (4 of 7 Based on Passage)

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Cholera causes diarrhea.

(ii) Outline the treatment for the symptoms of cholera.

Explanation

Signs and Symptoms Associated with Diarrhea May Include

  • Loose, watery stools
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Mucus in the stool
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement

Treatment of Diarrhea

  • Loperamide (Imodium) slows the movement of food through your intestines, which lets your body absorb more liquid.
  • Bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol) balances out how fluid moves through your digestive tract.

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Cholera causes diarrhea.

(i) Describe what is meant by the term diarrhea.

Explanation

Diarrhea is a condition in which faeces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.

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Table shows the number of reported cases of cholera in the world during 2014 and 2015.

State the name of the type of organism that causes cholera.

The Number of Reported Cases of Cholera in the World During 2014 and 2015
year20142015
number of cases192000171000

Explanation

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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