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.