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Although easy to prevent and treat, cholera affects up to 4 million people worldwide per year, resulting in up to 140,000 deaths.

Caused by a water-borne bacterial infection of the intestine, cholera is transmitted through contaminated food or water, or through contact with fecal matter or vomit from infected people. Cholera can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting, and rapidly prove fatal, within hours, if not treated. But cholera is very simple to treat – rehydration is key. Most people respond well to oral rehydration salts, which are easy to administer. In more serious cases, intravenous fluids are required. Ultimately, no-one should die of cholera.

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Quick facts about cholera

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A resurgence of cholera outbreaks

In 2022, 30 countries have recorded cases of cholera. MSF teams are responding to cholera outbreaks in more than 10 countries, including in Lebanon, Haiti, Syria and DRC; in many of these countries, the situation is worrying. But why are we seeing a resurgence of cholera outbreaks?

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What happens in an MSF cholera treatment centre?

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MSF often responds to outbreaks of cholera in the countries we work. But how do we set up our cholera treatment centres to ensure our patients get the best care possible - and that the disease doesn't spread? Learn more about the layout and activities of an MSF cholera treatment centre in this interactive guide.

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Haiti, cholera vaccination in Cité Soleil.
Haiti

Supporting cholera vaccination efforts in Haiti

Press Release 22 Dec 2022
 
Additional tents set up at the MSF cholera treatment centre in Munigi
Democratic Republic of Congo

Cholera rising among displaced people in precarious conditions

Project Update 13 Dec 2022
 
Cholera in NW Syria, MSF responses
Syria

Combatting cholera amidst displacement and the remnants of war

Project Update 22 Nov 2022
 
Cholera vaccination campaign in Lebanon
Lebanon

Access to vaccines and clean water essential as cholera spreads in Lebanon

Press Release 18 Nov 2022
 
Cholera MSF Community Response
Haiti

Vaccines and urgent response needed as cholera wave rises

Press Release 17 Nov 2022
 
A compound dotted with makeshift shelters that many new arrivals and returning refugees call home in Dagahaley
Kenya

High risk of outbreaks amid poor living conditions for newly arrived refugees in Dadaab

Press Release 25 Oct 2022
 
COVID-19 Vaccination - Northwest Syria - Idlib
Syria

Cholera spreads across Syria putting vulnerable people at serious risk

Project Update 21 Oct 2022
 
Réponse MSF à l'Urgence Choléra 2022
Haiti

Haiti on the verge of health disaster

Press Release 21 Oct 2022
 
Cholera in Haiti
Haiti

MSF responds to a resurgence of cholera cases amid insecurity and violence

Statement 4 Oct 2022
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