Cholera in Haiti is still a major risk

Cholera continues to be a major health risk in Haiti where approximately 600 new cases of this infection and 5 deaths are recorded every week. For 2015, there have been 22,511 reported cases with 185 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

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. Severe dehydration may occur very quickly.