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Bahamas detects one case of cholera, government says no cause for alarm

The Bahamian Government has sought to assure citizens that the country could handle an outbreak of cholera, should it occur, after health authorities confirmed a case last week.
 
Health & Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville told reporters that the case involved a 52-year-old Bahamian man in New Providence.
 
He insisted that the man did not travel to Haiti, where there is an outbreak of the disease, but did not reveal any other detail on the patient's recent travel history.
 
Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholera.
 
The Health Minister said his ministry is working closely with the Pan American Health Organisationto implement additional protocols.
 
       
 


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