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What is Cholera

Cholera is a diarrhea, highly contagious disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio Cholerae. It is transmitted through contact with a sick person, their environment and by drinking water and contaminated food. It can affect both children and adults.

Cholera manifests itself by diarrhea, frequent and abundant vomiting that looks like rice water. This leads to the loss of large amounts of body fluids leading to death in the absence of appropriate treatment.

How to Avoid Cholera

Observe the following hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands with clean water and soap before eating, after using the toilet or cleaning your clothes, baby feces. If soap is not available, brush hands with ashes or sand and rinse with portable water.
  • Boil water before drinking or use any other method of water purification.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with clean water before eating them. That is, peel food, cook it well and eat it hot.
  • Do not defecate in the open air or in a watercourse but use latrines, toilets or bury your feces in the ground.
  • Avoid touching patients of the said disease or objects soiled by the patient.
Above all, have the whole population vaccinated from one year onwards to strengthen their individual and collective protection.

What is the Importance of Cholera Vaccination?

Vaccination against cholera aims to prevent the disease, fight epidemics and reduce deaths.
The vaccination is the best way to protect people. However, it is necessary to alert and go to the nearest health center in case of frequent diarrhea in the community or family.

So i urge everyone especially those in Buea, Limbe, Douala and Ekona to take their vaccines and maintain the hygienic measures because these areas are losing loved ones to cholera day by day.


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Vaccination against cholera aims to prevent the disease, fight epidemics and reduce deaths.

If I am being honest, this is the first time I am hearing that cholera has a vaccine. Please don't laugh ohh, I didn't just know.

Thank you for this post. We are yet to register one case where I am so the campaign for vaccination go slow.

Yess ooo cholera has a vaccine and it's an oral vaccine the campaign has been going on in Buea for some time now. Thanks for dropping by

Thank you @clarence25 for teaching us the best way to prevent chlolera, the holy book said that cleanliness is next to Godliness

Thanks too ma'am for dropping by

Ohhhhhh so cholora has a vaccine. I did not know that one ohh