Epidemiological update: cholera in Mexico, 13 November 2013
On 13 November, WHO reported 4 additional cases of cholera in Mexico. Since the beginning of the outbreak in September 2013, Mexico has reported 180 confirmed cases of cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae O:1 Ogawa, including one death.
Epidemiological update: Cholera in Mexico, 9 October 2013
On 1 October, 46 confirmed cases of cholera, including one death, were reported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Mexico. Of those, two were identified in the Federal District and 44 in the state of Hidalgo.
Updated assessment of cholera in Cuba – risk remains low for European travellers
The report of 51 cases in Havana raises the risk for European travellers for contracting the disease when compared to the previous risk assessment. The overall risk of cholera infection in travellers visiting Cuba should still be considered low. However, the risk has increased because of the high proportion of tourists visiting Havana and the fact that the affected geographical area is expanding.
First cholera outbreak in Cuba since 19th century, ECDC rapid risk assessment
Epidemiological update: Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers
On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island.