Cholera deaths reported in Nia-Nia, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

There are reports of 5 deaths due to cholera in the rural area of Nia-Nia in Orientale Province. At least 10 people have been hospitalized. 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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