Outbreak of Cholera in the Neighbouring Country

The Ministry of Health informs the public that there is a reported outbreak of Cholera in the neighbouring country. Malaysia's Ministry of Health has reported a cholera case in Papar District, Sabah in December this year. Cholera is spread via "Vibrio Cholera" found in contaminated food and water. Stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea are common symptoms. In serious cases and if it remains untreated, cholera can result in dehydration and death.

From the Ministry of Health's continuous observation, currently there are no reported cases of cholera in Brunei Darussalam. However, people are reminded to maintain good, personal hygiene and keep the environment and food, clean. It's also recommended:

i. Visit clean food premises or restaurants;

ii. Avoid eating contaminated salads;

iii. To drink boiled water or mineral water with intact seal;

iv. To ensure the food are fully cooked;

v. To wash hands regularly with soap and water after using the toilet and before eating or handling food;

vi. See a doctor for medical treatment if experiencing any symptoms of the disease especially after visiting the affected places.

The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the situation in the neighbouring country and informs the public on its development.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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