Cholera outbreak is expanding in Chikmawa District, Malawi

The number of reported cases of cholera has increased by almost 50 cases in the last week as the outbreak continues to expand in the Chikwawa district. A total of 281 cases and 3 deaths have been registered. The outbreak began in the areas of Ngabu, Lundu, Ngowe, Kasisi and Chapananga, but it has expanded to Katunga and Makhuwira.

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All 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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