Rapid risk assessment: Increase of cholera cases in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden – risk for EU/EEA citizens, 23 May 2017

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Increase of cholera cases in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden – risk for EU/EEA citizens – 19 May 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017.

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In recent years, an unusual increase in the number of cases of cholera in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden was reported. Despite the large number of travellers from the EU/EEA visiting countries in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden, particularly Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, very few cases are reported each year among returning EU/EEA travellers. In this context, the risk of cholera infection in travellers visiting these countries remains low, even though the likelihood of sporadic importation of cases may increase in the EU/EEA.

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