Update:Cholera:Dominican Republic and Haiti

by Wayne Ghesquiere on April 12, 2013

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic there has been an ongoing outbreak of cholera since November 2010.  As of February 16, 2013 according to the Dominican Ministry of Health there has been a total of 708 suspected cases of cholera and 10 suspected cholera related deaths for 2012.

Haiti

In Haiti there has been an ongoing outbreak of cholera . As of March 4, 2013,  according to the Haiti Ministry of Health there have been 649,449 reported cases and 8,057 cholera related deaths since the outbreak began in October 2010.

Travellers are advised to….

*Practice safe food and water practices (boil it, cook it, peel it or leave it)

* Wash hands regulary with soap and water

* Drink and use safe water

*Not defecate in body’s of water; use toilets only

Seek travel advise prior to leaving for your destination to ensure you know what to watch for and how to take care of you and your family during travel.

For further information on Cholera and how to protect yourself, please see you page: on Travellers Diarrhea and food and water safety, BC Health link file

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