Cholera is increasing again in the Dominican Republic

From the beginning of this year to mid-March, a total of 185 suspected cases of cholera were reported, along with 9 deaths. This represents an increase of more than double the cases recorded for the same period of 2014.

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.

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