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Is it possible to have cholera in us?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Not likely!: It's theoretically possible, but you'd be front page news. Cholera outbreaks rarely go unnoticed, and it would be big news if it happened in the U.S., given that the last major outbreak occurred in 1910.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes and no: Epidemic cholera would not likely occur in the usa or other developed nations because of the presence of adequate sewage systems and the availability of clean, safe water to drink ....But the non-epidemic strains pop up every so often usually linked to uncooked shellfish from the gulf of mexico. I took care of one last year. There are imported cases once in a while, some from the haiti outbreak.

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