Cholera cases appear to be increasing this year in the Dominican Republic

Cholera may be surging again in the Dominican Republic. So far this year, there have been 99 suspected cholera cases registered, including 6 deaths. This total is more than double the number of cases reported in the same period of 2014. Most of the cases live in the National District and the provinces of Pedernales, Santiago, and Santo Domingo.

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.

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