Fewer cholera cases in Accra, Ghana

After the large outbreak of cholera last year in the greater Accra area, there are fewer cases reported so far this year, only 100 or so. Still, there is a risk of cholera 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.

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