Cholera in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

So far this year, there have been approximately 2,000 cases of cholera along with 37 deaths recorded in Katanga, more than twice the number in any other province.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

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