Cholera outbreak in Manzanillo, Cuba, may have spread to Havana (update)

With the confirmation of a case of cholera in a resident in Havana, the outbreak in Manzanillo may be spreading elsewhere. Some confusion regarding the extent of the outbreak remains. Official sources report up to 85 cases and 3 deaths while unofficial sources report higher numbers, e.g., between 5 and 15 deaths.

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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