Cholera outbreak in Mozambique

A current outbreak of cholera has infected 216 people and killed one person. Health officials are linking the outbreak to the water crises in Maputo and Matola, which are seen as effects of the rainy season.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.