Cholera appears to be spreading in eastern Cuban provinces

With unconfirmed reports of 206 cases of cholera in Guantanamo Province and suspected cases in Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Holguin Provinces, there appears to be some spread of cholera as an after effect of hurricane SANDY that swept across eastern Cuba. The total case count from each province is not available from most reports and the Ministry of Health has not issued an official count. Travellers to these provinces can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If visiting these provinces and if gastrointestinal symptoms develop, e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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