Once again, cholera surges in Haiti

Increasing numbers of cholera cases have been reported by several municipalities, including Gonaives, Saint-Marc, Saint-Michel de l’Attalaye, Lascahobas, Port au Prince, Tabarre and Marigot. At least 268 cholera cases were reported in the past week.

So far this year, there have been at least 22,500 registered cases with 185 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

Cholera is a major public health problem throughout the country and a major risk for all travellers. Persons who travel 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. Severe dehydration may occur very quickly.