Waterstool Disease

Name
Waterstool Disease

Analogue Name
Bacterial Gastroenteritis

Race Affected
All

Symptoms
.Nausea and vomiting
.Diarrhea
.Loss of appetite
.Abdominal pain
.Abdominal cramps
.Dehydration attacks

Complications
.Dehydration
.Anemia (low blood counts)
.Can eventually lead to death.

Organisms Causing the Disease
Bacteria such as assalmonella, shigella, staphylococcus, Campylobacter jejuni, clostridium, E. coli, yersinia, and others.

Where these organisms are found.
.Improperly prepared foods
.Contaminated water

Method of Infection
Can only be infected if one consumes the source.

Prevention/Treatment
Prevention: Eat properly prepared food and drink uncontaminated water.
Treatment: Have the patient consume a gallon of water diluted with sugars and salts. Water alone will not replace the essential minerals lost through diarrhea. Depending on how far along the disease is (measured in the severity of the diarrhea and the dehydration attacks) will decide how often the patient needs to be medicated. Treatment could range once every six hours to once every hour, on the hour.