Cholera outbreak in 7 local government areas in Nigeria

In Eboniyi state, at least 20 people have died from cholera in seven Local Government Areas that include Abakaliki, Izzi, Ebonyi, Ohaukwu, Ishielu, Ezza North and Ohaozara. The total number of cases is not reported.

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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