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Cholera in Dominican Republic (Update)

23 Apr 2013

Cholera is an ongoing risk in the Dominican Republic. The Ministry of Health reported 7860 suspected cholera cases and 66 suspected cholera related deaths during 2012. As of February 16, a total of 708 suspected cholera cases and 10 suspected cholera related deaths have been reported thus far in 2013.

Advice for Travellers

Cholera is considered a low risk for travellers who have access to safe drinking water and who maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and food safety.

Cholera vaccine is available for those mixing closely with the local population who cannot ensure safe water/food and a good standard of personal hygiene.