This year, cholera is a high risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nationwide, cholera has infected at least 6,000 people and caused 94 deaths this year.

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Advice For Travellers

Exposure to cholera through contaminated food and water is a high risk nationwide. 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.