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Doctor insights on: Ways To Prevent Cholera Epidemic

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

Cholera is a dangerous intestinal infection that is caused by ingestion of food or water that is contaminated with the bacterium vibrio cholerae. Cholera causes so much diarrhea, it has been described as 'rice water stool'. Patients can die from cholera because of the severe dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Small children are at the greatest risk of death because they don't have the same reserve as adults. The disease can treated effectively by replacement of the fluids and salts that are lost. Prevention is possible: clean water, food safety, and sanitation are very important. Talk to your doctor if you might be traveling to an area of the world where cholera is still present, such as parts of ...Read more


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Does putting ice into whisky prevent the spread of cholera?

Does putting ice into whisky prevent the spread of cholera?

No: In fact, in the extremely unlikely event that you happened to be drinking whiskey in a cholera-endemic area, the ice might be made of unpurified water and might cause infection. You won't get cholera from whiskey drunk neat. ...Read more

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What vaccine is given to prevent cholera?

What vaccine is given to prevent cholera?

Cholera vaccine: There are two different oral cholera vaccines available. One vaccine dukoral is licensed in multiple countries and has qualifications through the world health organization. You need two doses of the vaccine for protection. Receiving the vaccine does not replace standard precautions in countries where cholera is endemic. The vaccine provides incomplete protection for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Is there a vaccine you can get to prevent cholera?

Oral cholera vaccine: Yes, vaccines to offer protection from Cholera do exist, but are not likely to be readily available in a general practitioner's office. Here is more information : http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/vaccines/en/ ...Read more

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How can cholera spread?

Contaminated water: Most people acquire cholera from fecally-contaminated water from an inadequate sewage system or none at all. Haiti, especially after the disastrous earthquake centered in leogane, clearly showed how rapidly cholera can spread without an adequate sewage system. ...Read more

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How do you get cholera?

How do you get cholera?

It is spread bywater: and food that is contaminted by human feces. It is also spread by undercooked seafood. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholera?

What is the definition or description of: cholera?

Diarrhea : Cholera is a bacterial intestinal infection caused by vibrio cholerae. It causes severe painless diarrhea as much as 10-20 liters/day (4 gal). This will quickly lead to dehydration and death if fluid replacement not done. Causes > 100, 000 deaths/yr. Diarrhea described as rice water stool. Spread from feces to mouth. Poor sanitation is risk factor. ...Read more