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Posted by: g | 2009/01/06

cholera

can cholera be passed on from one person to another or can you only get it from dirty water etc.

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Dear G
Cholera is caused by a germ and you get cholera by drinking water or eating food (like shellfish or unwashed lettuce) contaminated with the cholera bacteria. In an epidemic, the source of the contamination is usually the feces of an infected person. You don't get it from just having normal contact with an infected person. Someone that nurses a cholera patient can get infected if they work with body fluids and do not wash their hands well.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: g | 2009/01/08

thanks dr

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