Cholera - outbreak in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, declared a national priority

Fear that the current outbreak of cholera in Chiredzi might lead to a repeat of the 2008 outbreak that killed 4,000 people has led health authorities to declare this outbreak to be a national priority. The number of cases and/or deaths in the current outbreak is not reported.

Travellers in this area can reduce their risk of exposure to cholera by taking all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

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

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