The camp was plagued by a cholera epidemic, which claimed over 40,000 lives.
More startlingly, no one had ever before recorded an outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
cholera and typhoid were rampant and overseers used pick handles to physically force miners into the shafts.
She has to have clean water as cholera would quickly kill her.
It was in this year that the cholera made its first appearance in Europe.
Then, too, when our artist friend was with us we were in the grasp of an epidemic of cholera.
Folks who fast for a long day will hardly do as much to remove the causes of cholera, as even folks with brooms.
Then cholera swept our countryside, and we heard she had taken it and died.
For the days of cholera in 1884 were more awful than one cares to think about.
late 14c., "bile, melancholy" (originally the same as choler), from Middle French cholera or directly from Late Latin cholera, from Greek kholera "a type of disease characterized by diarrhea, supposedly caused by choler" (Celsus), from khole "gall, bile," from khloazein "to be green," from khloros (see Chloe). But another sense of khole was "drainpipe, gutter."
Revived 1560s in classical sense as a name for a severe digestive disorder (rarely fatal to adults); and 1704 (especially as cholera morbus), for a highly lethal disease endemic in India, periodically breaking out in global epidemics, especially that reaching Britain and America in the early 1830s.
cholera chol·er·a (kŏl'ər-ə)
An acute epidemic infectious disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, extreme loss of fluid and electrolytes, and prostration.
Any of various diseases of domesticated animals marked by severe gastroenteritis.