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10 facts on cholera

Road traffic in a cholera endemic country, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Cholera is a preventable disease provided that safe water and proper sanitation are made available

Cholera control depends on far more than the prompt medical treatment of cases. The interplay of prevention, preparedness and response focusing on water safety and proper sanitation, together with an efficient surveillance system are paramount for mitigating outbreaks and diminishing case fatality rates. In highly endemic areas, oral cholera vaccine can also play an important part in preventing cholera.

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