Cholera Outbreak: All You Need to Know

In the past few days, 5 deaths have been reported due to cholera.

Here is all you need to know about Cholera and how to stay safe.

What is Cholera?
Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It spreads through direct transmission by eating or drinking contaminated food or water, and indirect transmission due to poor sanitation and lack of handwashing.


  • Severe watery diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Leg cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy


  • Spreads through contaminated water and food.

Risk Factors:

  • Poor sanitation
  • Lack of clean water
  • Overcrowded living conditions


  • Drink and use safe, treated water (boiled, chlorinated, or bottled) and avoid ice products made from untreated water.
  • Maintain proper hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating, preparing food, and after using the toilet. Follow food safety protocols.
  • Vaccination: In some high-risk areas, vaccines may be recommended.

Treatment / When to See a Doctor: If you are experiencing severe watery diarrhoea and vomiting, stay hydrated and contact emergency hotlines: 08023169485, 08137412348, or use helplines 767 or 112 to safeguard communities.

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