Deadly cholera epidemic continues in Sierra Leone (update)

The cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone has killed 105 persons so far. In just the last 5 weeks, there have been reports of 1,964 cases. Most of the cases and deaths have occurred in the Western part of the country. This outbreak started in the Kambia, Port Loko and Pujehun districts in January this year.

Travellers in this country can reduce their risk of exposure to cholera by taking all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

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