Cholera is still a risk in the Dominican Republic

In the first few weeks of this year, there were 61 suspected cases of cholera in the provinces of San Juan, Azua and Santiago where slightly more than half of the cases are registered. Of these, 12 infected people reside in the municipality of Santiago.

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.

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

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