Death toll in Haiti due to cholera is up 41%

At least 420 people have died from cholera in Haiti this year, which is 41% higher than the number of deaths in 2015. There have been about 39,000 cases of cholera. The number of people infected with cholera also grew this year and the disease is expected to continue to spread through the country due to insufficient resources.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.