DUKORAL® Provides Effective Protection Against Cholera
Cholera is a serious 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.
It occurs most commonly in regions of the world where there is inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene, overcrowding and a lack of safe water and food. The World Health Organization recently announced that cholera is re-emerging in populations that live in unsanitary conditions. In fact, 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.
DUKORAL® causes your body to produce its own protection against cholera. After getting the vaccine, your body will make substances called antibodies, which fight the cholera bacteria and toxins that cause diarrhea. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with cholera bacteria the body is usually ready to destroy it.