The videos below discuss cholera and steps to take to prevent and treat the disease. Public health and medical professionals are encouraged to use these videos to raise awareness and educate community members and healthcare workers on cholera prevention and treatment.

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Dr. Karen Wong - New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelers

New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelersexternal icon
CDC expert Dr. Karen Wong discusses the risk for cholera in travelers, how it can be prevented, and use of the new vaccine.

Running Time: 4:41
Date Released: April 17, 2017


 Dr. Robert Quick - When to Consider Cholera

When to Consider Choleraexternal icon
CDC Expert Dr. Robert Quick discusses when to consider cholera.

Running Time: 6:52
Date Released: November 14, 2011
Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]

The Story of Cholera

Summary: A short animated film produced by the Global Health Media Projectexternal icon in collaboration with Yoni Goodmanexternal icon. This film makes visible the invisible cholera germs as a young boy shows how to help the sick and guides his village in preventing the spread of cholera.

The film shows how to make the basic homemade oral rehydration solution using sugar, salt, and safe water as these items were felt to be most widely available. However, a solution prepared with a readymade ORS packet is the first choice if supplies are available.

Also available on YouTube

Running Time: (4:29)
Release Date:
Closed Captioned Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired

CDC Responds to Cholera in Haiti

An outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti on October 21, 2010. Learn from CDC’s Dr. Jordan Tappero about how CDC is working closely with other U.S. government agencies and international partners in support of the Haitian government’s response to the cholera outbreak in that country.

The following videos may contain outdated CDC branding and agency names because they were produced in the 1990s.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. Please visit CDC’s Cholera Treatment page for current cholera treatment recommendations.

Defeating Cholera

This CDC video, filmed in Ecuador during the 1990s cholera outbreak in Latin America, illustrates clinical management and treatment of cholera.

Running Time: 13:19
Release Date
: circa 1990s


Managing Dehydration

This CDC video illustrates how to manage dehydration. Sections of the video do not have sound and are intended to be used as visual aids for case study teaching materials (3:03-5:00 Child Case Study & 5:00-6:38 Adult case study).

Running Time: 8:00
Release Date
: circa 1990s


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