Cholera outbreak in Haut-Kitanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

An outbreak of cholera involving 300 cases is occurring in a military school in Likasi in the new province of Haut-Katanga (Haut-Shaba). So far there have been 10 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

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. Severe dehydration may occur very quickly.

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