New cholera outbreak in Jos, Nigeria

During the past week, at least 50 people have been hospitalized due to a new outbreak of cholera in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The outbreak is centered in parts of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

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

Advice For Travellers

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.