Cholera - Vibrio cholerae infection

Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, is rare in the United States and other industrialized nations. Cholera can be life-threatening but it is easily prevented and treated. Travelers, public health, medical professionals, and outbreak responders should be aware of areas with high rates of cholera, know how the disease spreads, and what to do to prevent it.

CDC at Work: Cholera
Water sampling being done in the field.

CDC responds to cholera outbreaks across the world using its Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expertise.

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