Cholera outbreak in the Visayas, Philippines

An outbreak of cholera has been declared in Dauis town, Bohol and Daabantayan town, Cebu. From Bohol, 75 people were hospitalized, and over 100 people from Cebu were taken to the hospital for severe diarrhea.

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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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