Cholera outbreak confirmed in Central African Republic

Health authorities have confirmed an outbreak of cholera affecting the Djoukou region on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ombella M’Poko and the capital Bangui. At least 10 people have died.

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Advice For Travellers

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.