Deaths due to cholera are increasing in the Dominican Republic

So far this year, there have been 10 deaths, double the number registered last year. Reported cases have reached 273, but some of the 12,000 patients with acute diarrhoae may also have cholera. The most affected provinces are Independencia, Pedernales and Barahona.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.