By: Gabby and Payton

What causes this illness?

People get cholera from eating or drinking food or water that's been contaminated with the feces (poop) of someone who has cholera.

How is it spread?

Cholera is most likely to be found and spread in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation, and inadequate hygiene.

How can this illness be prevented?

Cholera can be prevented through careful sanitation, careful use and treatment of water before drinking or cooking, and careful handling of food.

What are the symptoms of this illness?

Cholera can cause watery diarrhea and vomiting, making people who have it get dehydrated quickly.

Cholera is an extremely virulent disease. It affects both children and adults and can kill within hours.
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Fun Facts

  • Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal

  • Disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.

  • There are an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases and 100 000–120 000 deaths due to cholera every year.

  • Provision of safe water and sanitation is critical in reducing the impact of cholera and other waterborne diseases.