LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2017 | Volume
: 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : 769--770
What could be done for prevention of Cholera: My suggestion is that individual health is much important for preventing the disease. Are you agreeing with me?
Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Tavana AM. What could be done for prevention of Cholera: My suggestion is that individual health is much important for preventing the disease. Are you agreeing with me?.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:769-770
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Tavana AM. What could be done for prevention of Cholera: My suggestion is that individual health is much important for preventing the disease. Are you agreeing with me?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];10:769-770
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About 1.4 billion people are at risk for cholera in endemic countries. It has been said that an estimated 2.8 million cholera cases occur annually in such countries. Cholera has killed thousands of people in the past and the disease is endemic in many part of the World in particular in Tropic and semitropical regions.
The disease may be accompanied with disasters such as earthquake or flooding., The drug resistance of Cholera was investigated in different studies. Different health measures has been applied to control the disease but unfortunately the disease could be reported in epidemic or sporadic form across the World.
Everyone knows individual health related to many factors including personnel culture, education from the beginning the life, behavior, and practice. If those, which are mentioned above are going well we could consider individual health as base for public health in the public. Cholera has been appeared as pandemic form at least seven times  and in epidemic form many times in different countries, the disease is endemic for many years (http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/). Just a question remains' What could be done for prevention of Cholera anyway, perhaps may be you think vaccine is the best way in order to prevent the disease.,,, unfortunately, as all of you know that vaccine is not 100% effective and its protection is short less than a year first and then is most costly in particular for poor population in developing countries., My suggestion is that individual health is much better than other prevention measures, which could be implemented in endemic area from the beginning of life for all population in order to prevent the disease, do you agree with me?,
Of course, the improvement of public health in order to access the safe water and food supplies are important, but not to be forgotten improvement of individual health is result of the public health itself, thus, the encouragement of personnel or individual health by governments and private sectors is necessary to prevent the Cholera, anyway the things which must not be forgotten anytime that's needs the long time health programmed in order to implemented in the societies in particular in endemic area. I hope World without Cholera by increase the level of the health in particular individual health.
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