Burlington Travel Clinic
Cholera is a bacterial infection of the intestine after the consumption of contaminated food and water.
Infection occurs in many countries were water sanitation and food handling is suboptimal. Risk is highest after natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.
Cholera causes severe watery diarrhea that can lead quickly to dehydration, low blood pressure and shock.
Our Food and Water Safety tips should be practiced at all times.
In Canada, there is an approved oral cholera vaccine. Ask your travel doctor how you can benefit from the oral cholera vaccine.
Immediate medical care when symptomatic is a must.
- The information in this page is for educational purposes only. It is not to substitute for a formal travel consult with your travel doctor.
- If you have health insurance offered to you through work or school you may be covered for vaccines. At time of payment, we will provide you with an invoice (with the unique DIN for each vaccine) so you can claim your expenses back from your insurance company.this vaccine is not covered by OHIP for travel purposes.
- Always seek immediate medical advice if you get sick abroad or after you return.
- food and water safety should be always implemented even if you get vaccinated against Cholera.