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close this bookCholera: Basic Facts for Travellers (WHO, 1998, 2 p.)
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Where are the outbreaks of cholera?

Today, cholera is present in many countries. New outbreaks can occur sporadically in any part of the world where water supplies, sanitation, food safety and hygiene practices are inadequate. The inhabitants of overpopulated communities with poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water supplies are most frequently affected. For information on whether there is cholera in the area where you will be travelling, contact your health care provider or local office of public health.