Cholera outbreak in second largest city of Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 60 people have been infected with cholera in the city of Lubumbashi in the last ten days. An unknow number of deaths may have occurred.

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Advice For Travellers

It is not difficult to minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Travellers to any area where cholera should strictly observe 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.

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