Cholera cases increasing again in Haiti and Dominican Republic

In Haiti this year, there have been 20,043 cholera cases, including 15,921 hospitalizations, and 171 deaths.

In the Dominican Republic, where the cholera outbreak is linked to the Haiti outbreak, 344 suspected cholera cases were registered, including 11 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

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. Severe dehydration may occur very quickly.