Small cholera outbreak serves as a warning to people in Zimbabwe

Four people were infected and treated in Mwenezi District, Masvingo Province, which brings the total number of affected people in this province to eight this year.

While this outbreak seems to be under control, health officials remind people to be extra cautious in the rainy season and practice safe water habits and hygiene or else the outbreaks could be more severe, and the risk of water-borne illness is much higher due to the rains.

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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.