What is Cholera?

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. There are an estimated 1.3–4.0 million cases of cholera and between 21,000 and 143,000 deaths due to cholera worldwide every year.



Cholera is an extremely virulent disease that can cause no symptoms.

The symptoms can include:
  • Severe acute watery diarrhoea. It takes between 12 hours and 5 days for a person to show symptoms after ingesting contaminated food or water (2).
  • Occasional vomiting
  • Rapid loss of lfuids can lead to dehydration, shock
  • In severe cases when not treated can lead to death
To minimise your risk
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly, especially after using the toilet and before preparing food or eating
  • Only drink tap water that’s been boiled or bottled water
  • Brush your teeth using bottled or boiled water
  • Do not eat uncooked fruit and vegetables (including salads) that you have not washed with bottled or boiled water and prepared yourself
  • Do not eat ice cream or have ice in your drinks
  • Get Vaccinated
Ages (Years)2- 6yrs
Doses Required3
Schedule doses min 1wk and max 6 weeks apart, completed 1 week before exposure
Boost required at6 months
Ages (Years)6+
Doses Required2
Schedule doses min 1wk and max 6 weeks apart completed at least 1week before exposure
Boost required at2 years. If longer then primary course needs starting again
Ages (Years)2+
Doses Required1
Schedulesingle dose at least  10 days before exposure
Boost required atno data ( live vaccine)

Dukoral  (oral) £60 for the course of 2

Vaxchora (oral)  £65 for the one dose

Remedi appointments are as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Before you travel you will need to book your free travel health consultation to assess what advice, vaccinations and malaria prevention you might need for your travel destination.

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During the 20 minute health appointment, our specially trained healthcare professionals will advise on any vaccinations and antimalarials you need for your travels.

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Receive any vaccinations & antimalarials you may need for your travels, as well as up-to-date advice to help you stay healthy on your trip.

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