Cholera - Papau New Guinea

The current outbreak of cholera in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is affecting 7 of 19 provinces, including the capital Port Moresby. A total of 483 deaths and over 10,066 cases have been recorded since last September. Travel between Australia's Torres Strait Islands and neighbouring PNG communities was restricted in an attempt to restrict the spread of the disease.

Travellers to Port Moresby and the affected provinces of PNG should be aware of the risk of exposure to Cholera.

Please refer to the GHNN Diseases Health Library for more information on exposure to and prevention of Cholera.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

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