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Cholera in Comoros

18 Apr 2024

UNICEF reports continuing transmission of cholera in Comoros. From 2 February 2024 to 14 April 2024, there have been 1 484 cases of cholera, with 38 deaths.

All three islands of Comoros are reporting cases, with Anjouan worst affected. All of the country’s 17 health districts have reported cases. More than 40% of cases are children young people.

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.