Reminder to travellers: cholera is still a high risk in Haiti

For 3 years, the cholera epidemic has caused many deaths and tens of thousands of infections throughout Haiti. Due to a basic lack of water and sanitation infrastructure, cases continue to be reported, although at a rate somewhat lower than during the peak of the epidemic.

Travellers are reminded that the risk of exposure to this infection in Haiti can be reduced 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

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