Cholera

Cholera factsheet

Cholera is a serious illness caused by several different types of bacteria. It is spread by drinking or eating contaminated water and food. Key facts Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. There are an estimated 3–5...

Cholera – update September 2014

Cholera was confirmed in an adult female traveller returning from Accra, Ghana. She spent ten days in Accra and returned to South Africa (SA) on 26 July 2014. Cholera was confirmed in an adult female traveller returning from Accra, Ghana. She spent ten days in Accra...

Cholera factsheet

Cholera is a serious illness caused by several different types of bacteria. It is spread by drinking or eating contaminated water and food. Key facts Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. There are an estimated 3–5...