Cholera Resources

Patient Experience

The Story of Cholera

This animation covers the journey of a young man revealing how a cholera outbreak spread throughout his village, and the actions he took to help the sick members of his community and reduce further contamination.

True Story: I Caught Cholera in Haiti

This blog post describes one Western woman’s experience contracting cholera on a missionary trip to Haiti.

Biomedical Connections

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the cholera disease through the lens of biology: what it is, how it affects the body, and ways it is treated.

Cholera Vaccine Protects Whole Community, Even Unvaccinated

This news article discusses a new oral vaccine against cholera that could prevent deadly outbreaks, like the current one in Haiti that has killed nearly 10,000 people.

Shortage of Cholera Vaccine an Obstacle in Haiti Response

This news article reveals the issues associated with cost and effectiveness of attempting to vaccinate a large population.

Socioeconomic Perspective

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines cholera, “a disease of poverty,” through the socioeconomic factors at play in underdeveloped countries.

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the recent cholera outbreak on the island of Hispaniola, in which the epidemic is rampant in one country yet contained in another.

Cholera in Africa: A Closer Look and a Time for Action

This scholarly article provides a general overview of the disease with a focus on areas of concentrated outbreak.

The Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

This slideshow depicts present-day cholera victims, patients, and workers in a treatment center in Haiti.

Cholera Surges in Haiti as Rain Arrives Early

This podcast (without transcript) discusses the outbreak of cholera in Port Au Prince among some of its inhabitants and the effect the rainy season has on the spread of the disease.

Long After Earthquake, Haiti Still Feels Devastating Effects of Cholera Epidemic

This video (with transcript) shows the effects of a cholera outbreak ten months after Haiti struggled to recover from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

On Second Anniversary of Earthquake, Cholera Continues to Cripple Haiti

This news article provides good information on the state of affairs in Haiti from a local and international governance standpoint through to risk factors associated with contracting the disease, as well as tracing the most recent outbreak in Haiti back to the point of origin.

History (Timeline) of the Disease

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the history of cholera outbreaks around the world throughout the ages.

Cholera: Epidemics in the 19th Century

This news article chronicles the history of cholera in the 19th century and briefly discusses the symptoms of the disease.

Cholera in Haiti and Other Caribbean Regions: 19th Century

This news article discusses the history of cholera in the Caribbean during the 19th century.


Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video features interviews with medical experts, researchers, doctors, and professors who specialize in the study and treatment of infectious diseases such as cholera.

Health Care Workers Brace for New Cholera Outbreaks in Haiti

This news article discusses the roles of a team of medical professionals in their preparation for another cholera outbreak in Haiti.

Witness: Dhaka’s Cholera Wars

This video chronicles the story of one hospital in Bangladesh fighting to end the cholera epidemic.