Cholera Virus

Cholera Virus in Humans

There is no cholera virus that infects humans. In humans, cholera is caused by bacteria (Vibrio cholerae). A person may get cholera by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with the cholera bacterium. There are two ways that Vibrio cholerae usually gets into water or food:
 
  • Contaminated feces
  • Naturally.
     

Cholera Virus in Pigs

However, there is a cholera virus that infects pigs. This hog cholera virus causes swine fever. Pigs cannot transmit the hog cholera virus to humans; therefore, contact with an infected pig will not put a person at risk for becoming ill.
 
(Click Hog Cholera to learn more about the hog cholera virus and swine fever.)
 
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