Most persons infected with the cholera bacterium have mild diarrhea or no symptoms at all. Only a small proportion, about 10%, of persons infected with Vibrio cholerae O1 may have illness requiring treatment at a health center. Cholera patients should be evaluated and treated quickly. With proper treatment, even severely ill patients can be saved.

Cholera Treatment Videos

The videos below discuss cholera and steps to take to prevent and treat the disease.

Defeating Cholera

This video illustrates clinical management and treatment of cholera.

Managing Dehydration

This video illustrates how to manage dehydration.

Note: These videos may contain outdated CDC branding and agency names because they were produced in the 1990s. However, the cholera-related information might still be relevant for cholera treatment or dealing with cholera outbreaks.