New cholera outbreak hits southern Somalia

This week, the Bay region in southern Somalia reported a cholera outbreak that sent hundreds to the hospital and killed at least 65 people.

Cholera has been a problem recently across 8 regions of Somalia, affecting thousands and killing hundreds.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. 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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