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24th Country Confirms Cholera Outbreak in 2023

May 12, 2023 • 12:33 pm CDT
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The World Health Organization (WHO) External Situation Report #2 confirmed yesterday that the Kingdom of Eswatini reported its first cholera case in April 2023, related to cross-border transmission from Mozambique and a second case without travel history. 

In total, 24 countries have reported cholera cases since the beginning of 2023.

The overall capacity to respond to multiple and simultaneous outbreaks continues to be strained due to the global lack of resources, including shortages of the oral cholera vaccine.

Based on the current situation, the WHO assessed on May 11, 2023, the risk at the global level is very high.

Cholera outbreak news is posted by Vax-Before-Travel.

Before visiting Eswatini in southeast Africa, the U.S. CDC suggests various travel vaccinations, including yellow fever.