Cholera in province of Equateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From May through September, 3,000 people have been infected with cholera in the province of Equateur. The most affected municipality is Mbandaka.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.