Our clinic offers a wide array of individual vaccines ideal for whatever specific vaccine you need. Whether you need it for work, travel or personal reasons, you can rely on us to provide you with the different vaccinations that will ensure your health protection. Through the vaccines available at our clinic, you can protect yourself and prevent the spread of diseases wherever you go.
Included in our range of products are oral vaccines for cholera. Getting vaccinated against cholera is crucial especially if you will be traveling to a country with a high-risk for this disease. Cholera can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea, which if not treated right away, can lead to dehydration and even death. There is around 100, 000 to 130,000 people who die from this disease every year.
Cholera is extremely rare among countries such as the UK and the U.S. It is a health risk mostly if you travel to countries where it is common. The high-risk areas for cholera are parts of Africa, Haiti, Asia, and the Pacific. The cause of this disease is bacteria that s contaminated water or food. It spreads when you get in contact with an infected person’s feces.
The symptoms of cholera do not always develop. However, the symptoms hastily develop when they do. A person can manifest symptoms in a few hours or within a few days at most. The common symptoms of cholera are:
Severe diarrhea can be dangerous because it can cause fatal dehydration. If it leads to the blood pressure dropping to a critical level, this causes shock. Untreated cholera can eventually lead to death. It shows how severe cholera is, which is why getting vaccinated before going to any high-risk area is critical.
As mentioned before, the cause of cholera is bacteria. This particular bacterium is called Vibrio cholera, which was mentioned to be contracted when you eat food or drink water that has been previously contaminated. The contamination can usually happen in places where there are sewage and poor water sanitation.
When there is no proper sanitation, the bacteria can infect the tap water as well as public water supplies. Using the same infected water for ice as well as rinsing vegetables can also contaminate them. Proper sanitation is necessary, but at the same time, you can only correctly protect yourself against it by having the vaccine.
If you plan on traveling to an area that is high-risk for cholera, make sure to avoid using ice made from tap water. Additionally, eat only food served hot and well-cooked. Make sure to avoid eating raw seafood as well as raw vegetables. If you can peel the fruits, it is safe. Besides raw food and ice, you should also avoid ice cream as they can be contaminated as well.
Besides these tips, the most important thing to do if you are worried that you or your family members might contract cholera is to get the vaccine. If you plan on traveling, we advise that you make an appointment with us to discuss your options for the vaccines and further travel suggestions. We can help you take the best action to ensure yours and your family’s safety.
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