Cholera is a diarrhoeal caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholera.
How it is caught?
Through the consumption of infected dirty food and water.
What does it do?
Cholera causes abdominal pain and dehydration through acute, watery diarrhoea.
Can it be treated?
Cholera is normally treated with fluid and salt replacement, sometimes antibiotics.
Where is it?
Cholera is found across the globe in areas of poor sanitation, particularly Africa & Asia.
How is it prevented?
Vaccine. A course of two drinks separated by at least a week.
Cholera vaccine and traveller’s diarrhoea
The cholera vaccine has been shown to offer some protection against a form of traveller’s diarrhoea. Although not normally recommended, the vaccine can be provided for this purpose in some travellers.