A Cholera Primer

When should I take DUKORAL®?

Start DUKORAL® at the latest

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*for children between 2 and 6 taking DUKORAL®  to prevent cholera, start at least 3 weeks before your departure

Sorry. DUKORAL® must be started at least 2 weeks before you leave. Remember to leave enough time before your next trip.

Where can I get DUKORAL®?

What is it?

An infectious disease of the intestines that is acquired by consuming water or food
that has been contaminated by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae.

Cholera can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration.

Am I at risk?

Cholera occurs most commonly in regions of the world where there is inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene, overcrowding and a lack of safe water and food.

Many developing countries are facing an epidemic or risk of a cholera outbreak.

Cholera outbreaks have occurred in a number of regions, including Asia, Africa and the Americas.

How can I protect myself?

You can help protect yourself with DUKORAL®. Before you travel to an at-risk area,
ask your healthcare professional if DUKORAL® is right for you.

You should also:

1

Take care with your food and water choices.

Boil, peel or cook your own food when possible

Avoid uncooked foods in restaurants, especially shellfish or salads

Drink bottled or boiled water

2

Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using toilet facilities

Start DUKORAL® at the latest

[ Month Day ]

*for children between 2 and 6 taking DUKORAL®  to prevent cholera, start at least 3 weeks before your departure

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