Cholera Vaccine InformationCholera is an infection that can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. It is spread by bacteria in contaminated food and water.
Cholera countries at riskCholera is not found in the UK, but there’s a potential risk of getting it while travelling in some parts of Africa, Central America and Asia. It is usually found in areas of war where there has been a natural disaster most popular being Tsunamis and where the medical infrastructure is poor.
Signs and SymptomsThe initial symptoms of Cholera can begin anywhere between 1-5 days after ingesting the bacteria. Sufferers can experience the following common symptoms:
- Large amounts of watery diarrhoea which will appear pale and cloudy
- Low blood pressure
- A fast heart rate
- Feeling irritable and restless
- Skin turning a pale blueish colour