New cholera outbreak in Burundi

Three persons have died in an outbreak in Nyanza-Lac in Makamba province, some 150 km south of Bujumburain in Burundi. An additional 39 people are infected.

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All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection 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.

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