Cholera - Prevalence & Deaths in India

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Cholera is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria. It is primarily associated with contaminated water and food, including raw or under-cooked fish and shellfish.

The illness is transmitted from person to person via the fecal-oral route. An infected person who does not practice proper hand or body hygiene passes the infection to another person when handling food and water.

An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world.

Cholera : Number of Cases & Deaths in India, 2015
Male Female Total
Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
456 3 433 1 889 4


State-wise Burden of Cholera Cases in India - 2015


Cholera : State-wise Number of Cases†& Deaths†in India, 2015
Andhra Pradesh 0 0
Arunachal Pradesh 0 0
Assam 0 0
Bihar 0 0
Chattisgarh 46 0
Goa 0 0
Gujarat 52 0
Haryana 0 0
Himachal Pradesh 0 0
Jammu. Div 0 0
Kashmir.Div 0 0
Jharkhand 36 0
Karnataka 14 2
Kerala 0 0
Madhya Pradesh 104 0
Meghalaya 0 0
Maharashtra 289 1
Manipur 0 0
Mizoram 26 0
Nagaland 0 0
Odisha 0 0
Punjab 0 0
Rajasthan 54 0
Sikkim 0 0
Tamil Nadu 15 0
Tripura 0 0
Telangana 0 0
Uttar Pradesh 47 0
Uttrakhand 0 0
West Bengal 131 0
A& N Island 0 0
Chandigarh 5 0
Delhi 59 0
D&N Haveli 10 1
Daman & Diu 0 0
Lakshadweep 0 0
Puduchery 1 0
Total 889 4

The three largest cholera endemic countries in the world are China, India, and Indonesia.

References:
  1. National Health Profile 2016, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govít of India.

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