Health Ministry alerts public of cholera outbreak in Mexico

October 30, 2013 15:58


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Israelis planning to go to Mexico in the near future should prepare themselves because of an unusual cholera outbreak that has affected 81 patients since September, one of whom died.

The Health Ministry in Jerusalem said there was no reason to avoid traveling to the Central American country, but that those who do go must observe rules of good hygiene that include: frequently washing hands with soap and water; drinking water or eat food cooked in water only if it was boiled for at least five minutes; eating only peeled fruits and vegetables that had come with a peel; and avoiding seafood or uncooked food.

No cholera outbreak since the 1990s has caused so many Mexicans to become ill, the ministry said. Any Israeli returning from Mexico who has a watery stool should go to a doctor.

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