Cholera: Introduction

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.

**Please note: This course was developed in 2017. For the latest updates, please refer to the relevant health topics on the WHO website.

Mode autodidacte
Langue: English
Basic (Basique), Normative

Informations sur le cours

This course is also available in the following languages:

français - Português - العربية - Hausa

Overview: 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. 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 list the key preventive actions; and
  • explain how cholera control is multisectoral.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.

Contenu du cours

  • Introduction to Cholera:

    Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This introductory-level course is intended for personnel responding to cholera outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Obtenez une attestation de participation en complétant au moins 80% du matériel du cours.