Cholera in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The epidemic of cholera in Bandundu Province that has infected 680 people and killed 32 appears to be spreading to the capital city of Kinshasa. A total of 5 new cases have been identified. Hygienic conditions in some areas of the city could favor the spread of a major outbreak.

Travellers to these areas should be aware of the risk of exposure to cholera and take all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

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

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