Mongolia warns against traveling to cholera-affected countries

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-18 14:21:37|Editor: Liu
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ULAN BATOR, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Health Ministry on Monday warned its citizens not to travel to countries affected by cholera outbreaks.

"A 20-member delegation of Mongolia attended the United Nations' International Conference on Population and Development in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week. One of the representatives has tested positive for cholera," the ministry said in a warning statement, urging citizens not to go to cholera-affected countries.

The person infected with cholera is admitted in a hospital in Kenya, said the ministry.

Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated, according to the World Health Organization.

It takes between 12 hours and 5 days for both children and adults to show symptoms after consuming contaminated food or water.