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Since the beginning of the cholera epidemic in October 2010, the Dominican Republic and Haiti have reported thousands of cholera cases and related deaths. Cases of cholera decreased in 2012 compared to 2011, although they continue to be reported throughout both countries. There have been increases in the number of cases during seasonal heavy rainfall in the months of May to July and September to October.
Cholera cases have been reported in Cuba since first reports of an outbreak in July 2012. Following Hurricane Sandy, there have been cases of cholera reported in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey and Guantanamo.
Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. People usually become infected from drinking or eating contaminated water or food. It is associated with watery diarrhea and rapid dehydration, which can be life-threatening.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends practising safe food and water precautions while in Cuba, Dominican Republic or Haiti.
For more information on travel security to Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti, visit Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's country travel advice and warnings.