Everybody in Nigeria should be aware that there is an outbreak of cholera, and that you, the population, are the most crucial actors in responding to it. Because only about a quarter of those infected with cholera show severe symptoms of cholera, three times as many people can be spreading the disease as the number of reported cases.
Cholera is a bacterial disease that causes severe watery diarrhoea, caught from water and food contaminated with faeces. It can kill quickly through dehydration but rapid re-hydration with ORS saves lives.
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