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Cholera in Kenya

23 Dec 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports ongoing transmission of cholera in Kenya.

Between 8 October 2022 and 5 December 2022, there have been 1 552 suspected cases, including 30 deaths. Most cases have been reported from Garissa (654), Nairobi (384), Machakos (231) and Kiambu (164) counties.

Cholera is an infection spread mainly through food and water that can cause sudden watery diarrhoea.

Advice for Travellers

Cholera is rare in travellers. Mild cases may present as travellers' diarrhoea.

If you are travelling to a country where there is an outbreak of cholera, you should be aware how to:

A vaccine is available to protect against cholera. Since the risk to travellers is very low, the vaccine is only usually recommended for volunteers or humanitarian workers travelling to work in disaster relief situations.

See the fitfortravel Cholera page for further information.