Cholera continues in Angola

A long drought followed by the rainy season in southern Angola's Cunene Province has created a wide spread outbreak of cholera. During just a 2 week period in November, there were over 1,000 reported cases with 48 deaths in the province. 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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