Cholera concerns in Kenya

An outbreak of cholera that started in Rongo, Nyatike and Suna West sub-counties spread to Suna East and Kuria West sub-counties, and more recently, it has surfaced in Migori, Isiolo and Kisumu counties. Dozens of people have been hospitalized locally. There are concerns that the disease will spread further.

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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 can occur very quickly.