Large cholera outbreak confirmed in Mogadishu, Somalia

After completion of laboratory tests, the World Health Organization has reported that the cases that have been monitored in Mogadishu during an 8 week period have been confirmed as having cholera. According to the report, there has been a very large increase in the number of cases of acute diarrhea and cholera compared to the same time period last year. Travellers to Mogadishu can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

Global Monitoring To Keep You Safe While You Travel

Sign up your trip to receive real-time, exclusive travel alerts to help you stay safe while away from home.