A 46-year-old member asked:
Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?
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General Surgery 27 years experience
No: You can get it directly from another person through fecal-oral contact. Which may seem unlikely, but if you clean up someone's diarrhea and don't wash your hands, you'll probably get it.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Cholera is spread when feces infected by Vibrio cholerae contaminates water or food. Inadequately cooked seafood can be a cause. It is most often seen in areas with poor sanitation & deficient water treatments. Person to person transmission is rare.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2017
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