The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing its worst cholera epidemic in six years due to an increase in conflict and displacement in the east of the country. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warns The UN agency reports that 31,342 suspected or confirmed cases of cholera and 230 deaths were reported across the country in the first seven months of this year, many of them children. North Kivu is the most affected province.
Despite these numbers of cases, infections through travellers are very rare. Ensure careful personal hygiene and only consume food and drinks from safe sources. Cholera vaccination is only recommended for humanitarian missions.