As expected, cholera cases increase in Haiti after hurricane MATTHEW

At least 13 people have died from cholera in the aftermath of hurricane MATTHEW. Due to the hurricane, there is an acute shortage of potable water and adequate sanitation facilities. These conditions will help exacerbate the continued transmission of cholera in this country.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to cholera in Haiti is high. All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.