Flooding in northern Haiti adds to misery created by hurricane SANDY; cholera risk increases

More torrential rains have created flooding in northern Haiti with heavy damage and displacement of hundreds of people. Given the generally poor sanitation and lack of potable water in the country, there is an added risk of resurgence of cholera. Travellers should be aware that there is a high risk of cholera in Haiti. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If visiting Haiti and if gastrointestinal symptoms develop, e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea, seek medical care at once.

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