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Prevention of Cholera

Prevention of Cholera:

Methods of prevention of Cholera mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Cholera.

Clinical Trials for Cholera

Some of the clinical trials for Cholera include:

Treatments for Cholera

Treatments to consider for Cholera may include:

Prevention of Cholera:

Cholera General: DBMD (Excerpt)

The risk for cholera is very low for U.S. travelers visiting areas with epidemic cholera. When simple precautions are observed, contracting the disease is unlikely.

All travelers to areas where cholera has occured should observe the following recomendations:

  • Drink only water that you have boiled or treated with chlorine or iodine. Other safe beverages include tea and coffee made with boiled
    water and carbonated, bottled beverages with no ice.
  • Eat only foods that have been thoroughly cooked and are still hot, or fruit that you have peeled yourself.
  • Avoid undercooked or raw fish or shellfish, including ceviche.
  • Make sure all vegetables are cookedavoid salads.
  • Avoid foods and beverages from street vendors.
  • Do not bring perishable seafood back to the United States.

    A simple rule of thumb is "Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it. "
(Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD)

Cholera General: DBMD (Excerpt)

At the present time, the manufacture and sale of the only licensed cholera vaccine in the United States (Wyeth-Ayerst) has been discontinued. It has not been recommended for travelers because of the brief and incomplete immunity if offers. No cholera vaccination requirements exist for entry or exit in any country.

Two recently developed vaccines for cholera are licensed and available in other countries (DukoralŪ, Biotec AB and MutacolŪ, Berna). Both vaccines appear to provide a somewhat better immunity and fewer side-effects than the previously available vaccine. However, neither of these two vaccines is recommended for travelers nor are they available in the United States (Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD)

Prevention Claims: Cholera

Information on prevention of Cholera comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Cholera prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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