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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?

Cholera is most often transmitted through contaminated water. This can happen when sewage gets into a water supply, or when people drink water from contaminated sources. The cholera bacteria can also be found in food that has been contaminated by cholera-infected feces.

 

Can Cholera result in serious illness or complications?

Yes. Although cholera is rarely fatal, it can cause serious illness or complications. Left untreated, cholera can lead to dehydration and shock, which can be deadly. The risk of death from cholera is greatest in young children and elderly adults. pregnant women are also at increased risk for severe illness and complications from cholera.

Who should get the Cholera vaccine?

The cholera vaccine is recommended for anyone traveling to an area where cholera is present. This includes parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The vaccination is also recommended for relief workers and other people who are at risk of exposure to cholera. Young children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune system should also consider vaccination.

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?

The cholera vaccine is only effective for a short period of time, so it is important to get booster shots. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people who are at risk for cholera should get vaccinated every two years.

What types of vaccines are available for Cholera?

Dukoral is an oral cholera vaccine that is available in Canada. It is recommended that adults and children over the age of two get Dukoral if they are traveling to an area where cholera is present. Dukoral is a oral vaccine that provides protection against both cholera and diarrhea caused by E. coli bacteria. The vaccine is given in two doses, separated by at least one week. The vaccine is most effective when given at least two weeks before travel. It

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?

When traveling to an area where cholera is present, it is important to practice good hygiene and only drink clean water. You should also get vaccinated against cholera if you are traveling to an area where the disease is present. Finally, if you experience any symptoms of cholera while traveling, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Vaccinating against cholera can help keep you safe during your travels. However, there are a few other precautions you can take to minimize your chances of getting a cholera infection:

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.

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