Prevention of Cholera
► Sanitary disposal of faeces.
► Hand washing after defecation.
► Pure drinking water.
► Uncontaminated food supply (particularly seafood and vegetables).
► Sanitary preparation of food in commercial establishments and homes.
► Cleanliness are the most effective ways in preventing and controlling outbreaks.
► Routine treatment of a community with antibiotics, or "mass chemoprophylaxis", has no effect in controlling the spread of cholera.
► Limited stocks of two oral cholera vaccines that provide high-level protection for several months against cholera caused by V. cholerae O1 have recently become available in few countries.