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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Cholera in Malawi (Update)

01 May 2015

Cases of cholera continue to be reported from Malawi, however, in the past week a total of 56 new cases were recorded which is a substantial reduction following the recent increase over the previous three weeks.

Advice for Travellers

Cholera is a low risk for most 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 precautions and personal hygiene should be maintained whenever possible.