Possible cholera outbreak in Accra, Ghana (warning)

Health authorities in the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate are warning that the region may experience a cholera outbreak as the rainy season approaches due to the current shortage of water, coupled with poor sanitary conditions in the city. Travellers to this area can reduce the risk of exposure tocholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. Ifgastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea) develop whilevisiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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