1st Cholera Patient Confirmed This Year

      July 12, 2011 09:17

      A Korean national has been diagnosed with cholera after becoming infected during a visit to India early this month.

      The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday one traveler who visited Delhi and Varanasi on July 2-8 showed symptoms of the disease. The patient tested positive for the V. cholerae 01 Ogawa virus at the Incheon Airport National Quarantine Station, the KCDC added.

      The airport quarantine station sent a list of 10 people who traveled with the patient to regional public health centers to prevent the spread of the disease.

      The KCDC urged travelers to India, Southeast Asia, and Africa to wash their hands well after using the toilet or before meals, drink boiled or bottled water, and eat fully cooked seafood to prevent waterborne infectious diseases.

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