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Cholera Outbreak in Tanzania

We’ve had a huge amount of international travellers contact us to ask if our water bottles can filter Cholera.

This is due to a recent outbreak of the disease in Tanzania. It was first reported late in August 2015 in Dar es Salaam in and has now spread across the country. At least 9,871 cases have been reported, including 150 deaths.

It is predicted that the start of the rainy season will increase the number of cases.

Water-to-Go water bottles will filter well in excess of 99.9% of Cholera from water.

So if you’re planning a trip to the beautiful country of Tanzania, whether it be climbing to Kilimanjaro or heading to Zanzibar, don’t be put of going, just make sure you pack a Water-to-Go filtered water bottle.

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.

Not only effective against Cholera, the 3 in 1 filter will also eliminate over 99.9% of:

  • Bacteria (E.g. E.coli)
  • Viruses (E.g. Polio)
  • Protazoa (E.g. Giardia)
  • Chemicals (E.g. Chlorine & Fluoride)
  • Heavy metals (E.g. Copper & Lead)

Click here to check out a list of other contaminants our water bottle can eliminate.

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