Cholera affects Rukwa Region in Tanzania

There have been 300 cases and 9 deaths due to a cholera outbreak affecting several fishing camps and a village along the Lake Rukwa Basin in Sumbawanga District. Travellers to this area can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If visiting this area and if gastrointestinal symptoms develop, e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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