Cholera cases are increasing in the Dominican Republic

In one week, there were 12 suspected cases of cholera in San Pedro de Macorís y Santo Domingo Oeste. So far this year, more than 1,000 people have been infected and 18 of them have died.

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Advice For Travellers

There is an ongoing risk of cholera in the Dominican Republic, but the risk will vary from place to place. In tourist resorts, the risk is low. Regardless, 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.