Cholera is Haiti is a permanent risk - update

So far in 2016, cholera has infected more than 6,000 people. Approximately 35-40 people die every month from their infection.

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Advice For Travellers

Cholera remains endemic (i.e., it is widespread and permanently present) in Haiti since its introduction in 2010. Since then, about 7 percent of the entire population has been infected. The risk of exposure for the traveller remains high.

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.