Cholera outbreak in Mongala Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the past month, 20 people have died from cholera in an outbreak involving almost 150 people in Boso-Modanda, in the province of Mongala.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can 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.