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Are some people more prone to getting cholera?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Risk of cholera

The major vehicle for spreading cholera is contaminated water and food.
Infection by person-to-person contact is uncommon. People with low gastric acidity, associated with malnutrition, are more easily infected than those with normal acidity. Cholera is endemic to, and often epidemic in, the indian subcontinent, asia, south america. Also, watch out for asymptomatic cholera carriers.

In brief: Risk of cholera

The major vehicle for spreading cholera is contaminated water and food.
Infection by person-to-person contact is uncommon. People with low gastric acidity, associated with malnutrition, are more easily infected than those with normal acidity. Cholera is endemic to, and often epidemic in, the indian subcontinent, asia, south america. Also, watch out for asymptomatic cholera carriers.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Most people who

become infected with Cholera are asymptomatic.
About 5 to 10% of people have severe infection. Very young children, very old people, people who are malnourished or immuno-suppressed are more likely to have severe effects from infection.

In brief: Most people who

become infected with Cholera are asymptomatic.
About 5 to 10% of people have severe infection. Very young children, very old people, people who are malnourished or immuno-suppressed are more likely to have severe effects from infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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