Increase in diarrhoea cases in San Miguelito, Panama

Diarrhoea cases have increased in the district of San Miguelito compared to last year. There have been about 19,700 cases so far in this area.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness (such as cholera, E.coli, salmonella, and many viruses) by avoiding consumption of contaminated food and water (especially when sold by street vendors) and by practising careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.