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10 facts on cholera

Children on the shore waving at the cholera vaccination team, Pemba, Zanzibar.
WHO/C.L. Chaignat

Typical at-risk areas of cholera include peri-urban slums with limited access to safe drinking water and lack of proper sanitation

Risk of cholera is highest in areas where basic infrastructure is not available, as well as in camps for internally displaced population or refugees, where minimum requirements of clean water and sanitation are not met.

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