Cholera outbreak in Myanmar across the border from Tak Province concerns Thai officials

An outbreak of cholera that began in May in Myanmar across the border from Tak Province in Thailand has resulted in at least 200 cases and 11 deaths. Thai officials have expressed concern that the infection may cross the border into Thailand.

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Advice For Travellers

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.