Cholera strikes in southern Nigeria

In Oyo State, cholera has killed 8 people while 10 others have been hospitalized. This is the latest outbreak to strike following a heavy rainy season. Cholera outbreaks occur regularly during the rainy season from April to September, when downpours wash contaminants into wells used by families. 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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