Cholera is widespread in Nigeria

Health officials in Nigeria have reported that cholera outbreaks occurred in 17 states between January and June of this year. The total number of cases so far has reached 22,347 with 288 deaths. 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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