Cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the last 3 weeks, 186 people have been infected with cholera and 6 people have died in Aketi, Bas Uele.

Advice

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.