Outbreak of cholera reported in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

During the last week, there have been 14 cases of cholera, including 1 death in Kiliba in South Kivu. There has been a breakdown in drinking water in the city of Kiliba for 2 months.

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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