Number of cases of cholera in Angola continue to increase

There have been 193 people infected with cholera in Angola, 10 of whom have died. The cases are seen in the following provinces: Zaire 149 cases, 7 deaths, Cabinda 41 cases, 3 deaths, and Luanda 3 cases.

Advice

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.