Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Cholera

Epidemics of cholera: In 2014, we observed an increase of reported cases worldwide and outbreaks continued to affect several continents posing a serious public health problem among developing world populations with no proper access to adequate water and sanitation resources. In 2014, 55% of cases were reported from Africa, 30% from Asia and 15% from the Americas.

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Reported cases

55%of reported cases in 2014 occurred in Africa

Number of reported cholera cases

Treatment

80%of cholera cases can be treated using only Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)

WHO position paper on ORS to reduce mortality from cholera

Prevention

663 millionpeople in the world do not use improved sources of drinking water

Use of improved drinking water sources