Cholera: Introduction

Start: anytime, online course.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food.

This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed.

It includes materials that can be accessed in both English and Arabic. We hope that this course will help you refresh what you already know and help you transform good principles on cholera management into action.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the case definition and alerts for cholera
  • Describe main transmission routes
  • List the key preventive actions
  • Explain how cholera control is multisectoral

General Information
Startanytime, online course

Language: English

Fees: Free of charge

Find more information on the course on the WHO-Website.

Published in GI-Mail 03/2018 (English and German edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

Tip: More up to date educational events can be found online in the Education Database »medicine & health«.




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