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Which countries are affected by cholera?

Page last updated 20 March 2020

Cholera is not usually found in Australia, but the bacteria have been found in some rivers along the eastern coast as well as, on rare occasions, in river mouths. 

Cholera is commonly found in developing countries with poor sanitation, poor water treatment and lower levels of personal hygiene. Regions where cholera is most commonly found include parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Intermittently is has also been reported in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. 

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Sources & Citations

2. Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Immunisation Handbook - Cholera. Available at: immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/cholera [Accessed 26 February 2020].

3. World Health Organization. Cholera. Available at: www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cholera [Accessed 26 February 2020].

6. Healthy WA. Cholera. Available at: healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Cholera [Accessed 27 February 2020].

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0130(2)a - Date of preparation March 2020

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