4th Cholera Infection Confirmed in Busan

  • By Choi Won-woo

    September 05, 2016 10:15

    A fourth case of cholera has been confirmed in Busan.

    The three earlier patients came down with the disease after eating seafood in Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province, but the fourth has just returned from abroad.

    The 47-year-old man from Busan developed diarrhea after traveling to the Philippines and eating in a sushi restaurant in Busan's Saha district on Aug. 29, the day after his return.

    Tests confirmed he has cholera, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday. His condition has improved and he is being treated in an isolation ward.

    Health authorities want to find out whether he was infected here or in the Philippines because the cholera incubation period is usually two to three days, and his diarrhea started a mere two hours after eating the sushi.

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