Cholera outbreak in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

In just one week, there have been 19 reported cases of cholera in Kasunyu in the territory of Minova (South Kivu). This outbreak is attributed to the consumption of water from Lake Kivu and the absence of public latrines. 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.

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