e7 Health offers every vaccine available in the United States including the Cholera vaccine. We offer a wide array of employee health, student health, travel health, and laboratory services to individuals, schools, corporations, and other health care organizations.
What is Cholera?
Cholera is an acute bacterial infection caused by Vibrio Chloerae that is transmitted through food and water or occasionally with contact through infected bodily fluids. Cholera infection causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and even death. Cholera occurs mainly in countries where there may be poor sanitation or limited potable water, especially after war or natural disasters. Cholera is considered to be endemic in Africa and Asia where focal outbreaks periodically occur.
Approximately 1.3 to 4 million cases and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths occur each year worldwide. The case fatality rate ranges from more than 50% without treatment to less than 1% with adequate and timely rehydration. Cholera outbreaks around the world very quickly, travelers should seek information about latest outbreaks and risk of country of interest.
About the Vaccine
The cholera vaccine is an oral vaccine that is administered in the clinic under strict supervision of trained medical staff and should be taken at least 10 days prior to travel. No food or water may be consumed 60 minutes before or after administration of the vaccine.
- The cholera vaccine is recommended for adults 18 and older traveling to an area where cholera is endemic or a recent outbreak may have occurred.
- The cholera vaccine is recommended for adults 18 and older that will be providing aid or refugee work where clean water may be limited or frequent contact with contaminated bodily fluids may occur.
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e7 Health has ALL the recommended and/or required vaccines needed for your travel: