Diarrhoeal disease is common in Cortes Department, Honduras

So far this year, there have been more than 14,000 cases of diarrhoea registered in Cortes Department. There may be many more cases that may not seek treatment and go unreported in the municipalities. Most of the cases (about one-third) have been in children less than 15 years old. Travellers to this region are at risk of acquiring traveller's diarrhoea. To reduce this risk, travellers should follow strict water and food precautions.

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