Two cases of cholera reported in Venezuelan tourists returning from Cuba

The Venezuelan Society of Public Health reported that two people returned from a trip to Cuba infected with cholera, which was confirmed by laboratory testing. Unofficial reports point to a possible re-emergence of cholera in the Cuban provinces of Matanzas and Granma. Travellers to this area can reduce the risk ofexposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. Ifgastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) developwhile visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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