It’s not found in the UK, but there’s a very small risk of getting it while travelling in some parts of the world.
Luckily, by practising good hygiene and being mindful of where your water and food has come from it is possible to avoid Cholera. For those in particularly at risk areas, there is a vaccine available, but for the majority of travellers this won’t be necessary.
When travelling you can catch cholera from:
It’s important to remember that the risk of contracting cholera while travelling is very small. It’s primarily found in places without access to a clean water supply or sewage systems, such as parts of Africa and Asia.
There’s a vaccine for cholera, but most people don’t need it. The vaccine is given as a drink. For adults, 2 doses (given 1 to 6 weeks apart) can provide protection for up to 2 years. You need to have had both doses at least a week before travelling.
It’s usually only recommended if either:
Tell the doctor if you have been in an area where cholera is found in the last few weeks.
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