Deaths due to cholera increase in Haiti

Haiti continues to struggle with the huge cholera outbreak that began in 2010. This year the number of deaths due to this infection has increased (255 deaths nationwide). The number of infected people has also increased (27,000) compared to last year.

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Advice For Travellers

Exposure to cholera remains a high risk in Haiti due to the continued transmission of this infection and the lack of clean potable water and sanitation facilities. 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.

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