Cholera – a Water Borne Disease

What is Cholera?

Cholera is an infection of the gut caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Every year the disease is likely to affect more than three million people around the world killing over 100,000.

The symptoms of cholera are extreme vomiting and diarrhoea leading to extreme loss of fluids and dehydration. These symptoms are the means that the bacteria propagates itself to new hosts – once contaminated liquids move into water they are transported to other victims.

Cholera used to be endemic in cities like London and New York until the water supply was cleaned up to remove the bacteria. Nowadays, cholera is most often found in the Tropics particularly during the raining season and flooding.

Water-to-Go Protection against Cholera

Vibrio cholerae bacteria are just 1-2 μm long. Water-to-Go filters not only feature a smaller pore size filter but also embedded nano-technology that creates a hydrostatic charge. This prevents the bacteria passing through and protects the Water-to-Go user.