New cholera outbreak in Rumonge, Burundi

In the last 2 weeks, a cholera outbreak has affected 86 people and caused 1 death in the town of Rumonge in the province of Bururi. 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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