Diarrhoea outbreak in Somalia

In central Somalia (Hiiraan region), many children are hospitalized for diarrhoea and at least 20 have died.

Hygiene and sanitation issues seem to be the probable cause of the outbreak. There is a lack of medicines in the region.

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Advice For Travellers

Observe food and water precautions as well as practicing basic hygiene, and frequent hand washing is recommended.

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