Cholera outbreak in Kenya refugee camp

During the past month, a cholera outbreak in a large refugee camp in Dadaab has resulted in the deaths of 10 people out of more than 1,000 infected residents in the camp.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure to cholera in this particular outbreak is very low for the general traveller, persons visiting or working in the camp may be at high risk. Cholera may also spread from the camp to the local communities. 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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