Cholera is a potentially fatal bacterial infection caused by consuming contaminated food or water. People most often get cholera by drinking water or eating food that has cholera germs in it. Water can be contaminated with the feces of a person sick with cholera. This becomes problem where there is a major flooding for instance where the clean water and Sewage gets mixed. Symptoms of cholera can begin as soon as a few hours or as long as five days after infection.
only drink water that's been recently boiled, or drink from a bottle that's been properly sealed, avoid eating ice cream and don't have ice in your drinks, avoid uncooked fruit and vegetables, unless you've washed them in safe water or peeled them yourself, avoid shellfish, seafood and salads.
Not everyone who becomes infected will develop symptoms, but those who do will usually experience: severe, watery diarrhoea feeling and being sick, stomach cramps.
Without treatment, the combination of diarrhoea and vomiting can cause a person to quickly become dehydrated and go into shock (where there's a sudden massive drop in blood pressure). In the most severe cases, cholera can be fatal.
Not offered in the United Kingdom
|Travellers wishing to travel that are above age of 6 years.||The vaccination is 2 doses taken orally (by mouth) at least 1 week (up to 6 weeks) apart. If more than 6 weeks have elapsed between doses, the course should be re-started. The course should be completed at least 1 week prior to exposure.|
|Travellers wishing to travel that are between age of 2 years to 6 years||The vaccination is 3 doses taken orally (by mouth) at least 1 week (up to 6 weeks) apart. If more than 6 weeks have elapsed between doses, the course should be re-started. The course should be completed at least 1 week prior to exposure.|
|Travellers who received full dose of vaccination more than 2 years ago||The above doses, give protection for 2 years. So, after 2 years you need the whole course repeated|
For patients above age 2 years and over. There are inclusion and exclusion list that will be discussed with you during your appointment. You will be asked to fill in an assessment form with all your vaccination history details as well as any medical condition. Also we will go through any allergic reactions you might have. You can download the form here or you can fill it in during your appointment.
|Name of the Vaccine||Type of Vaccine||Schedule (see notes above)||Price per schedule including consultation|
|Dukoral||Heat Inactivated Bacteria||2-3 doses||£28/dose|
Do not take other medicine starting 1 hour before until 1 hour after taking the vaccine. Avoid food and drink starting 1 hour before until 1 hour after the vaccination.
Aide effects include: Diarrhoea, stomach pain, stomach cramps, gurgling stomach, bloated stomach, stomach gas and general stomach discomfort • Headache, Diarrhoea.
Please visit http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.ukdestinations.aspx, after putting your destinations, this website will advise you which vaccines are needed. This website is regularly updated and is authorised by NHS.