Passengers warned of cholera epidemic
2018-02-02 14:37:00

Jiangsu Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau issued a special travel alert, warning passengers of cholera epidemic, which rages in countries including Yemen, India, Zambia, Tanzania, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Kenya, and Malawi.

Citizens who plan to travel to these countries should first consult local departments of entry-exit inspection and quarantine, and take cholera vaccine in advance. Passengers traveling in these countries should be careful not to eat contaminated food and water. Go to see a doctor as soon as possible if diarrhea or vomiting occurs. Those who come back from these countries should immediately report to related working staff if they show symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting on ships or planes, and make truthful declaration to local inspection and quarantine organizations after landing.

Statistics show that war-torn Yemen was the hardest-hit country by cholera, with over one million people infected and more than 2000 dead.

Translated by Zhu Na.

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