Worldwide, especially Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti
Less than 1 day – 5 days
Signs and Symptoms
Approximately 80% of infected people do not have symptoms, but the bacteria live in their feces for 1-10 days after infection, leaving the potential to infect other people if exposed within a shared environment.
Among those who develop symptoms, 80% are mild or moderate symptoms, and 20% have serious symptoms (severe watery diarrhoea, severe dehydration) which can lead to death without treatment.
Prevention: What Can You Do?
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