Cholera outbreak in Mayabeque Province, Cuba

Two deaths due to cholera have been reported in the municipality of Batabanó. At least 11 more people were diagnosed with this illness.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller is low, travellers can take measures to minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.