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Cholera

Facts

Cholera is an important public health problem worldwide

Fecal-Oral

Infection is acquired primarily by ingesting water or food contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholera; person-to-person transmission is not likely

Symptoms:

Copious, painless, and watery diarrhea

Severe Case: 

A minority develop severe dehydration,

which can lead to death if left untreated

• Precautions against cholera, including good hygiene measures, frequent handwashing, safe eating and drinking habits and vaccination, should be considered depending on the destination, type of travel and patient profile

• Watch what you eat, drink and do

Don’t drink

• Tap water

• Drinks with ice cubes – including alcoholic beverages served or shaken with ice cubes

• Drinks with crushed ice

Don’t eat

• Fruits that can’t be peeled

• Uncooked vegetables, including salad

• Undercooked or raw meat or fish

• Unpasteurized or unrefrigerated dairy products

• Food sold by street vendors

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