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My sister says she has cholera. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cholera

The disease cholera (severe diarrhea due to a bacterial toxin) is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated water and food.
Sudden large outbreaks are usually caused by a contaminated water supply. Direct person to person contact is rare. Thus your risk of getting this from your sister is extremely low, unless you were directly exposed to the same source from which she got her infection.

In brief: Cholera

The disease cholera (severe diarrhea due to a bacterial toxin) is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated water and food.
Sudden large outbreaks are usually caused by a contaminated water supply. Direct person to person contact is rare. Thus your risk of getting this from your sister is extremely low, unless you were directly exposed to the same source from which she got her infection.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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