Cholera

Case Management

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Cholera is similar to other acute watery diarrhoeal diseases in that the clinical signs are those of dehydration. At the same time, cholera is like no other form of diarrhoea; the excretion of fluid and electrolytes from the bowel can be so explosive and so rapid that a healthy adult can die within hours if not treated appropriately. Early detection and case management can save lives and reduce the mortality often associated with cholera outbreaks when rapid access to quality care is lacking.

Chapter 8 of the UNICEF Cholera Toolkit consolidates all of the latest technical guidance on cholera case management and setting up cholera treatment services at all levels. 


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The international Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) developed the following online training programme as part of their objective of reducing diarrhoeal disease mortality.
www.cotsprogram.com/wordpress/

The following link is to a training programme for health workers development by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population in January 2011.
www.cdc.gov/haiticholera/pdf/haiticholera_trainingmanual_en.pdf


 

 


 

 

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