Large gastroenteritis outbreak in Berazategui in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

A major outbreak of gastroenteritis involving more than 800 cases has been reported in Berazategui during the last 10 days. Although the cause of the illness is not reported, authorities suspect major contamination of the water supply.

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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.

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