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. In 2015, the officially reported number of deaths to WHO was 1304. It is estimated that in reality between 42 000 and 142 000 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 initiated timely. Rehydrating patients with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) at home and during transportation to a health care facility is critical to save lives.