Cholera outbreak persists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

So far in 2016, 22,002 people have been infected with cholera and 646 people have died. Of the total cases, 8,838 people were infected in 8 provinces along the Congo River including the capital, Kinshasa.

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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.