Ingesting dead cholera bacteria

Dukoral works by introducing very small amounts of dead cholera bacteria and nontoxic components of cholera toxin into the body.

That does sound quite nasty, doesn’t it? I am deliberately ingesting something that is dead, and sick, and.. bacterial?

This allows the body to make antibodies against the bacteria and toxin so that if the bacteria does get into the body and produce the toxin, they are immediately attacked by the body’s own defense system.

Defense system for the win, at least I’m not getting the real thing.. and by the way, Dukoral has the most random of tastes: Raspberry. Awesome.

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