London Travel Clinic

Cholera

What is it?

Cholera is spread through contaminated water and food. It is more common during floods and rainy seasons. Cholera symptoms include painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not received promptly. Vomiting also occurs in most patients.

Vaccination is recommended for those unable to take effective food and water precautions and those working in refugee camps or slums in outbreak areas.

Where is Cholera found?

Cholera is found in many regions of the world with poor sanitation, and includes:
 
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • South and south-east Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Central America and the Caribbean

Vaccine Schedule

 Two doses – Day 0 and Day 7
 
Booster – every 2 years
 
Note: Cholera vaccine is administered as a drink – You should have nothing to eat or drink for 1 hour before and after receiving the cholera vaccine. You may be given the second dose of cholera vaccine to take at home. Please note: Cholera vaccine must be stored in a fridge.
 

 
If you are travelling to an area of risk you should also consider purchasing water purification products – available our shop in clinic.
 
For further disease and country recommendations information visit:
 


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