Cholera continues in Tanzania

An outbreak of cholera that began around October in 2015 continues throughout the nation. So far, there have been 24,108 cases, including 378 deaths. The majority of these cases have been reported from 23 regions in mainland Tanzania. In Zanzibar, cholera cases have occurred in 5 regions, and 51 people have died from their infection. Limited access to safe water and sanitation is the primary cause of this outbreak.

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Advice For Travellers

It is not difficult to minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Travellers to any area where cholera should strictly observe 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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