Cholera erupts as weather heats up

A rise in temperature and the consumption of street food and juices are contributing to a spike in cholera cases in the capital Dhaka, as well as in Cumilla district and Barishal division. Many of the patients admitted to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka’s Mohakhali Hospital have been from the city’s Jatrabari, ShonirAkhra, Kadamtali, Dakshinkhan and Uttara areas. Read more

Advice for travellers

Cholera is usually spread in contaminated water. For most short-stay travel, the risk of infection is low. Travellers to regions where a cholera outbreak is occurring should adhere to strict personal hygiene guidelines and choose food and beverages with care. Read more about cholera.

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