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What precautions do i take when there is cholera in an area that i need to travel to?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Vaccine, hygiene: First, get vaccinated. On arrival, check with local medical or public health authorities about cases in the immediate vicinity. (A whole city or region may be listed, but outbreaks usually are localized.) Drink bottled or boiled water, especially outside major hotels. Avoid ice; eat only peeled fruit and cooked veggies; careful toilet hygiene; and frequently use alcohol gel like Purel.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Vaccination: Get vaccination before travel to the area. Avoid using local water or any food that has not been heated to a boil.

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