Can you drink cholera infested water if you boil it?
Cholera does not recognize borders and can happen around the world. The risk for cholera is very low for people visiting areas with epidemic cholera. When simple precautions are observed, contracting the disease is unlikely. All people (visitors or residents) in areas where cholera is occurring or has occurred should observe the following recommendations: Drink only bottled, boiled, or chemically treated water and bottled or canned carbonated beverages. When using bottled drinks, make sure that the seal has not been broken. To disinfect your own water: boil for 1 minute or filter the water and add 2 drops of household bleach or ½ an iodine tablet per liter of water. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes. Wash your hands often with soap and clean water. If no water and soap are available, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner (with at least 60% alcohol). Clean your hands especially before you eat or prepare food and after using the bathroom. Use bottled, boiled, or chemically treated water to wash dishes, brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, or make ice. Eat foods that are packaged or that are freshly cooked and served hot. Do not eat raw or undercooked meats and seafood, or raw or undercooked fruits and vegetables unless they are peeled. Dispose of feces in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination of water and food sources
Yes, boiling water makes it safe. I have lived in two areas where the water wasn't safe to drink. We boiled water for drinking purposes. We also washed vegetables in Clorox and then rinsed in boiled water. That was not in Mexico. I lived in Mexico for 9 months- ate the food, brushed my teeth with tap water, and drank drinks with ice in them. I never got sick. Cholera is not a particular risk in Mexico. We had cholera shots when we went to live in the Middle East.
Yes. But it's not even possible to drink cholera INFESTED water in the first place. INFESTED =/= INFECTED. ("Infested" invaded means something visible, like worms. "Infected" means invaded by micro-organisms.) "For all intensive purposes", such talk makes me "nauseous", and I "could care less" (hee hee - I'm using all of those phrases on purpose as examples of bad grammar).
Not a chance.
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