AN outbreak of cholera in Cuba has prompted Canadian and European agencies to issue health advisories to the Caribbean country, cbc.ca reports. As of Thursday, 85 cases had been confirmed by Cuba's Ministry of Health, which says the outbreak is under control. So far three elderly people have died from the disease and cholera is suspected in two other cases, according to NBC News.
The Public Health Agency of Canada advises travellers to Cuba to follow basic food safety precautions, including frequent hand-washing, avoiding food from street vendors and drinking only boiled or bottled water. It also directs travellers from Cuba who develop symptoms upon their return to Canada to seek immediate medical attention.