Small cholera outbreak in Soyo, Angola

As of December 14, there were eight suspected people infected with cholera in Ponta de Padrao in Zaire province. Officials report the situation is contained and they are working on controlling the outbreak to reduce the spread of the disease.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.