Travelers urged to take precautions over cholera in Philippines

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/07
By: Chang Min-hsuan and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) The Philippines has reported over 100 cases of cholera, an acute diarrhoeal disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, warning people traveling there to refrain from eating raw food or drinking unboiled water in the affected areas.

The cholera outbreaks were reported in Bohol, in the Visayas archipelago, and on Camasa Island in Cebu Province, with at least 100 people confirmed to have been infected with the disease as of Feb. 28, the CDC said in a statement.

One 4-year-old has been confirmed to have died of cholera, the agency said, urging those planning trips to the affected areas to take precautions.   [FULL  STORY]

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