Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, and is transmitted in contaminated water. Cholera is prevalent in many tropical regions and produces almost continuous, watery diarrhea often accompanied by vomiting and muscle cramps that can lead to severe dehydration. Untreated, it can be fatal. But proper treatment, including fluid replacement and antibiotics, result in a high recovery rate.
The fear of cholera is called Cholerophobia. A person who suffers from the fear may have experienced the loss of a loved one, or watched terrifying reports about the disease on television and when they are exposed to this factors they are likely to manifest some symptoms which includes nausea, syncope and stricken with terror. Some might have also experienced being sick with cholera or severe diarrhea that their unpleasant experience in the hospital triggered this fear.
Education is the key in treating cholerophobic person. Teaching them about cholera, letting them understand that it is highly treatable and in the event that they are about to experience an outbreak, giving them enough information will surely help them to conquer their fears. If fear is uncontrollable despite of all the information, panic treatments can be of great help as well for this will teach the brain to respond differently thus reducing panic and physical symptoms.