Cholera is a strictly human disease caused by a bacterium, vibrio cholerae, that is transmitted from person to person through fecal contaminated food and water and can kill within hours if left untreated.

World Immunization Week

Cholera vaccine

March 16, 2018

Lives saved for the sake of a few degrees


  1. WHO. Cholera Fact Sheet. August 2017. Accessed January 2018. Retrieved from:

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