Number of reported deaths due to cholera
Situation and trends
Since the beginning of the millennium, reported figures range between 1800 and 7800 deaths every year. However, it is estimated that in reality 120 000 people die of cholera each year. In spite of all the efforts, many more deaths could be averted, provided that cases are recognized early and treatment is installed timely. Rehydrating patients with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) already at home and during transportation to a health care facility is critical to save lives.