Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Gastroenteritis Cholera Risk Factors

Risk factors for cholera include:

  • Eating contaminated water or food
  • Eating undercooked food
  • Improperly stored food
  • Living in close quarters:
    • Army barracks
    • Dormitories
    • Nursing homes
    • Day care
  • Poor hygiene
  • Poor sanitation
  • Travel to an under-developed area
  • Any condition that weakens the immune system, such as:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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