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Type Disease
Symptoms Vomiting
Causes Drinking contaminated or
unclean water
Prevention Proper hand washing,
Chlorine Tablets
Treatment Tetracycline Pills

Cholera is an infectious disease in DayZ Standalone. It is a bacterial infection spread through drinking unsafe and unclean water.

Virulence[edit | edit source]

Invasiveness Average How quickly a disease grows and spreads in an infected host.
Infectiousness Very Low The ease at which a disease can spread from one Survivor to another.
Resistance None A disease's resistance to antibiotics.
Potency Average A disease's resistance and ability to fight the host's immune system.

Cause[edit | edit source]

Survivors in DayZ Standalone can become infected with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae by drinking from unclean or unpurified water sources, namely streams and lakes, or from contaminated/dirty containers (unwashed, bloody hands). If the survivors immune system is weak enough, this infection can result in Cholera.

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

Vomiting is the most common symptom of Cholera. This can lead to severe hunger and dehydration.

Even when not vomiting at first, the player's hydration level will also go down faster, with slower running causing up to 3 arrows going down rather than sprinting when healthy, and 2 arrows going down when standing still.

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Purifying water from streams and lakes with Chlorine Tablets before consumption and washing your hands before drinking directly from a Water Pump will kill off the bacteria that cause Cholera.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

In the event of infection, Tetracycline Pills will help a survivor fight off the infection. The survivor can also fight off the infection naturally, but this process will take longer. In either case, it is recommended that an afflicted survivor consume food and water to offset the energy loss from vomiting, but only in small amounts at a time. If a survivor with cholera eats or drinks too much at one time, they will begin vomiting again immediately.