Cholera: Cuba

by Wayne Ghesquiere on December 10, 2012

The first cholera outbreak in Cuba was reported in July 2012 by Cuban health authorities.  Since Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, press sources have reported hundreds of cases of cholera throughout the country. Cholera vaccine is available in many countries, excluding the US, but is not currently recommended for travelers. Travelers are advised to use extreme care in hygiene and food habits and to carry oral rehydration salts and an anti-diarrheal medication. Travelers should seek advise from a travel nurse for the appropriate travel diarrhea prescription.  

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