Cholera epidemic in Nampula, Mozambique

More than 400 cases of cholera have been reported during February and March in an outbreak in the city of Nampula. No deaths have been reported, and control measures have reduced the number of patients from 20 per day to 2 per day.

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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