What is Cholera?
Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The disease is typically spread through contaminated food or water. Cholera can cause severe dehydration and death if left untreated. Symptoms of cholera include watery diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps.
How is Cholera transmitted?
Can Cholera result in serious illness or complications?
Who should get the Cholera vaccine?
Prevent Cholera with the vaccine!
If you are planning on traveling to a country where cholera is present, it is important to get vaccinated against the disease. Cholera is a serious illness that can cause death in a short amount of time if left untreated. There is a cholera vaccination available in Canada, called Dukoral.
How often do I need to get the Cholera Vaccine?
What types of vaccines are available for Cholera?
Why should I get the Cholera vaccine?
Cholera vaccines are an important part of protecting yourself against cholera, especially when you are traveling to a country where the disease is endemic. The cholera vaccine is safe and effective, and it can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease which can cause severe dehydration and death if left untreated. Talk to your doctor or travel health specialist about which cholera vaccine is right for you and when you should get vaccinated. Vaccinating against cholera can help keep you safe during your travels.
When should I get vaccinated for Cholera?
It is recommended that adults and children over the age of two get cholera vaccines if they are traveling to an area where cholera is present. The vaccine is most effective when given at least two weeks before travel.
What precautions should I take to minimize the chances of getting a cholera infection when traveling?
Where is Cholera present?
Cholera is present in many countries around the world, particularly in developing countries with poor sanitation and water quality. Some of the countries where cholera is present include:
If you are travelling to any of these areas, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated against Cholera. There are several options available such as Dukoral through Swift Clinics.
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Disclaimer : This general information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns about hepatitis B, please talk to your healthcare provider.