TRAVEL & IMMUNISATION CLINIC

CHOLERA

What is Cholera?

Cholera is an infection caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae that can cause severe diarrhoea. It can lead to serious dehydration and shock.

You can catch Cholera from:

  • Drinking unclean water

  • Eating food (particularly shellfish) that’s been in unclean water

  • Eating food that’s been handled by an infected person.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms include sudden, profuse watery diarrhoea, with associated nausea and vomiting.

 

If untreated, cholera can rapidly lead to serious dehydration and shock. Of these, 50% with serious complications, die. With quick and effective treatment, the risk of dying is less than 1%.

Locations

  • Most prevalent in parts of Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

  • It is common in many low-income countries, and is largely linked to poverty, bad sanitation, and poor access to clean drinking water.

Prevention

  • Cholera is easily preventable with a vaccination

  • You should also take sensible precautions about food and water hygiene

Nisha Berry MRPharmS IPres

Nisha is a highly experienced clinical pharmacist, with extra qualifications in travel-vaccinations. She completed her degree at the University of Aston, and has since worked at and managed a variety of busy community pharmacies across London and Essex. She has also completed her post-graduate training and is a qualified independent prescriber.
Nisha is the clinic lead for our Travel Clinic, and she will be responsible for the prescription and delivery of all vaccinations.

WHAT WILL WE PROVIDE

Free Consultation and Travel Advice with an experienced Pharmacist

A Comprehensive Range of Vaccinations and Aftercare

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