Cholera Prevention. 10 Key factors UNICEF West and Central Africa. OBJECTIVE OF NORWAY INITIATIVE. Develop systems for cholera prevention and outbreak response and to extend the benefits over a longer time frame to reduce diarrhoeal disease incidence. 1. What are the symptoms?.
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10 Key factors
UNICEF West and Central Africa
It is caused by a bacterium (Vibrio cholerae) which lives naturally in brackish/freshwater amoeba, and is transmitted through -:
The following beliefs about causes of cholera may reduce effectiveness of key messages -:
The following practices increase risks
Endemic 1. Cholera reservoir, constant or sporadic few cases
Epidemic. Triggered by factors in 4. reaches peak and then preventive measures dominate
Endemic 2. Continued levels higher than endemic 1 while person to person infection continues