Cholera continues to be a risk in the Dominican Republic

So far in 2015 in the Dominican Republic, there have been 188 suspected cases of cholera and 10 deaths. Cases continue to be reported from Santiago, Santo Domingo, the National District, and San Pedro de Macori.

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.

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