Cholera strikes in Mozambique

Consumption of water from traditional, unprotected wells may be the cause of an outbreak of cholera in the northern province of Nampula. Since December 2014, there have been 544 reported cases. The most affected areas include the provincial capital, Nampula City (especially the neighbourhoods of Napipini, Muatala, Matauanha and Carrupeia) and the town of Namialo, in Meconta district.

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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