Story by Sgt. Debralee P. Crankshaw
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq – Profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps are symptoms of severe cholera. These symptoms can lead to shock, dehydration and ultimately death.
Last year, Iraq experienced an outbreak of cholera which caused 11 deaths.
"Every year there is an outbreak," said Lt. Col. David Wallace, 10th Mountain Division Surgeon. "Hopefully this year we will lower the number with the measures we've taken."