Cholera is a bacterial illness caused by consuming food or water contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. This disease is rare in Ontario and is usually acquired in countries with poor sanitation. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, including profuse watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The resulting loss of fluids can rapidly lead to severe dehydration and requires urgent treatment.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.