Cholera remains a serious problem in Nigeria

A UNICEF official has reported that more than 500 people died in cholera outbreaks in the last five months. It was noted that there may be many more unreported deaths due lack of information.

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Advice For Travellers

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.