Cholera is an intestinal infection. It is transmitted from the ingestion of contaminated food and water. Cholera rarely spreads from person to person. The infection does not cause any symptoms in the majority of cases.

Otherwise, it can result in :

  • Profuse diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration

The cornerstone of cholera treament is hydration.

Cholera is extremely rare among travelers. Even people traveling to areas where there are cholera outbreaks will not often contract this disease. Cholera vaccine was previously required to travel to some countries but it is not anymore. Immunization is recommended for high risk travelers such as health professionals traveling to endemic regions, refugee camp workers, and people traveling to areas where healthcare is hard to access.

Cholera is prevented by a thorough selection of food and drinks during travel.



We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.