Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be found in water or food that has been contaminated with stool (poop) from a person who is infected with cholera. In Ontario, an average of one case per year is reported and all cases have been exposed to cholera in another country while travelling. Places in the world with poor sanitation, poor water treatment and inadequate hygiene are more likely to have cholera.
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Adults are often unaware that they are not up-to-date on their routine and recommended vaccinations. Immunizations are safe and provide the most effective protection against diseases. Childhood vaccinations provide an excellent foundation for immunity; however they do not provide life-long immunity.
Cyclospora is a parasite that causes an illness in the intestines called cyclosporiasis.
Chikungunya is a disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The disease typically causes high grade fever combined with arthritis-like joint pains.