Cholera case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Cholera which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

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Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Cholera

Last reviewed
Implementation date
1.1  No Change 14 August 2008 14 August 2008
1.0 Initial case definition 2004 2004


Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139.

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