Travel Advisory released by CDC; Cholera Outbreak in Chad, Central Africa still in full swing

“CDC recommends this vaccine for adults who are traveling to the Am Timan, Goz Beida, or Koukou Districts of Chad. Avoiding unsafe food and water can also prevent many cholera infections. Cholera is rare in travelers but can be severe. Certain may increase the risk of getting cholera or having severe disease.”

Source: CDC Website

Travelers going to Koukou and Goz Beida Districts in Sila Region and Am Timan District in Salamat Region in the southeast of Chad are advised to take precautionary measures before heading to the said locations.

The cholera still hasn’t taken under control after its first case in August 2017.

A total of 445 patients have already suffered and 56 have already succumbed to death.

CDC advised to get vaccinated; eating and drinking safely should also be prioritized since the known causes spread easily on contaminated food and water.

Proper hand washing is also expected at all times.

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Posted by Clarisse Javier