New cholera outbreak in Kenya

A new cholera outbreak resulting from consumption of contaminated water is occurring in parts of Lamu County. Two deaths, a child and an adult, have been reported along with 13 other persons with symptoms of cholera.

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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.