Children die from cholera in Hiiraan province, Somalia

Four children have died from suspected cholera in Bulo-Burde town in Hiiraan province over the past few hours. Many other children are reported to be treated in an emergency temporary health centre in the town.

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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.

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