Cholera outbreak in the Central African Republic

Health officials suspect a new outbreak of cholera in the village of Gbabaté, in the district of Ouaka, with 5 new infected people and no deaths. Since the beginning of August when the cholera outbreak began in the Central African Republic, there have been a total of 265 infected people and 21 deaths reported.

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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.

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