Possible cholera outbreak in Taita Taveta county, Kenya

Two people have died from vomiting and diarrhea while another 400 are said to be ill in Taita Taveta county. Although authorities have denied that the outbreak is due to cholera, the number of deaths and cases suggest that cholera may be the cause.

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Advice For Travellers

While cholera has not been confirmed officially, all travellers to this area where cholera may be occurring 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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