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What are Cholera vaccines, and are they necessary for travellers?

Cholera vaccines are vaccines that help to protect against the Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which cause cholera. They are recommended for travellers to high-risk areas with limited access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The vaccines can significantly reduce the risk of contracting cholera and lessen the severity of symptoms if infection occurs.

How do Cholera vaccines work?

Cholera vaccines work by stimulating the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the Vibrio cholerae bacteria. This makes it easier for the immune system to fight off the bacteria if it enters the body. The vaccines are available in both oral and injectable forms, and both types are effective at preventing cholera.

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