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Cholera

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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Cases in Australia are typically seen only in travellers arriving from countries where the disease is still common, such as Africa, Central Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Public health management guidelines

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Pathology laboratories

Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)

Public health units

Notification resources

Enhanced surveillance for public health units

Case report form (PDF, 504kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance. 

Resources for health professionals

Epidemiological data and reports


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Last updated: 3/02/2016 3:00:24 PM