Frequently Asked Questions about Cholera

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult if I have symptoms of cholera?

You should visit a general physician.

2. What is the prognosis of cholera?

If treated quickly and properly, the mortality rate is less than 1%. The prognosis of cholera depends on fluid and electrolyte replacement. With adequate fluids, most people will make a full recovery. Severe dehydration can lead to shock and death.

3. How can cholera be prevented?

Cholera can be prevented with appropriate measures like-
  • Safe drinking water and non-contaminated foods.
  • Cleanliness, which is the most effective way to prevent and control outbreaks of cholera.
  • Sanitary disposal of feces.
  • Some protection can be obtained from oral vaccines while traveling to areas where cholera commonly occurs or which have had a recent outbreak.

4. What are the complications of cholera?

If not treated promptly, cholera can lead to severe dehydration, shock and death.
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