Cholera is caused by infection by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and, as a result, dehydration. It is most likely to be found in parts of the world with poor quality water and sanitation services.
Vaccination available under NIP:
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's cholera page.
Surveillance and reporting
Cholera is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on cholera in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.