Basic Cholera Prevention Messages

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This fact sheet offers basic cholera prevention messages for health communication projects:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and safe water*
  2. Use latrines or bury your feces (poop); do not defecate in any body of water
  3. Cook food well (especially seafood), keep it covered, eat it hot, and peel fruits and vegetables*
  4. Clean up safely—in the kitchen and in places where the family bathes and washes clothes
  5. Consider getting vaccinated before you travel