Cholera increases in Haiti and Dominican Republic

Compared to last year, the number of people infected with cholera has increased in Haiti where almost 28,000 people have been infected. Of these, 242 have died. Although the total number of reported cases of cholera in the Dominican Republic has decreased overall (slightly more than 1,000 cases and 18 deaths), it is still greater than last year.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to cholera in Haiti is high nationwide while in the Dominican Republic, the risk may vary considerably from place to place. 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.

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