Possible start of cholera outbreak in Kolhapur, India

With 2 confirmed cases of cholera reported in the past 2 days, plus reports of 20 to 30 suspected cases in the community, a new cholera outbreak has probably started in Kolhapur.

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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