Cholera warning in La Libertad, Ecuador

After detecting several cases of cholera in La Libertad, health authorities have issued a health warning for the population. Although the number of infected people is not specified, preparations for a possible outbreak are underway.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.