Cholera, Florida, USA

Health authorities have reported an outbreak of cholera affecting 11 people who ate raw oysters in northern Florida. The contaminated oysters were harvested from Apalachicola Bay, near Panama City. None of the cases required hospitalization, and no deaths were reported. Further investigation to identify the source of the contamination is underway, and oysters that have been examined after the oyster bed was closed have now tested negative for cholera.

Travellers should always be aware of the risk of exposure to cholera and exercise caution when consuming raw shellfish. 

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