Possible cholera outbreak kills 19 in Hoosingo, Somalia

A possible outbreak of cholera in Hoosingo has resulted in the deaths of 19 people, and 12 additional cases are reported. Although laboratory tests have not confirmed cholera as the source, it is likely that cholera is the source and that there are many more unreported cases in this area.

Travellers to this area can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If visiting this area and gastrointestinal symptoms develop, e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea, seek medical care at once.

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