Cholera spreads north to Wayanad District in north east Kerala, India

A cholera outbreak with 18 hospitalised cases has been confirmed in Wayanad District in northeast Kerala. The disease was spread by tribal migrant labourers who were working in the southern districts of Karnataka. Travellers to these areas can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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