New deadly cholera outbreak in Kano State, Nigeria

A new outbreak of cholera in Kano State has resulted in the deaths of 3 children and at least 22 adults. Approximately 600 cases have been reported. 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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