Another cholera outbreak in Malawi

Four people have been hospitalized due to cholera in the Karonga District. An additional person has died. Supplies for treating cholera are running out. The infected people are all residents of the village of Kaporo.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once. Severe dehydration may occur very quickly.

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