Wrong use of the with names of diseases

Wrong use of the with names of diseases

Don’t Say:
The cholera is a dreadful disease.

Say:
Cholera is a dreadful disease.

Note:
The indefinite article is needed with common names of illnesses: I was suffering from a cold (a fever, a cough, a headache). As g rule, don’t use the definite article before the names of diseases.