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Cholera in Dominican Republic (Update)

02 Aug 2016

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has reported 894 suspected cholera cases reported and 17 related deaths in the Dominican Republic between January to late June 2016. These reported cases and deaths exceed the reported cases and deaths in the same timeframe in 2014 and 2015.

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.