Deadly cholera outbreak in Jigawa, Nigeria

An outbreak of cholera has killed 11 people. At least 153 cases have been reported in the state of Jigawa. 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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