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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Cholera in India

20 Jan 2015

An outbreak of cholera has been reported in the town of Rajpipla, Narmada district, Gujarat state in the west of India. The health authoritiy of Narmada has declared all villages (50) within a 6 mile radius of Rajpipla as affected by the outbreak.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers to outbreak areas who will be mixing closely with the local population and cannot ensure safe drinking water can be immunised against cholera. A high standard of food, water and personal hygiene should also be maintained.