IMED 2011, The third International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance
The emergence of cholera in Haiti once again reminds us of the ferocity with which infectious diseases can strike and of the complex interactions of emerging infectious diseases with social conditions, human migration, and the ecosystem.
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.
Risk of travel-associated cholera transmission can remain low if precautionary measures are taken