Cholera Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at cholera, an illness that has killed thousands of people worldwide. Oral hydration salts can successfully treat about 80% of cholera patients. There are three two-dose oral cholera vaccines available, Dukoral, Shanchol and Euvichol. Cholera is rare in industrialized nations. People who live in areas with shortages of safe drinking water or inadequate sanitation are vulnerable to cholera. Statistics:2017 –1,227,391 reported cases in 34 countries with 5,654 deaths. — In the United States there were 11 cases and no deaths. 2016 – 132,121 reported cases in 38 countries with 2,420 deaths. — In the United States there were 14 cases and no deaths. 2015 – 172,454 reported cases in 42 countries with 1,304 deaths. — In the …