Cholera on Daru Island

Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap | Outbreak News

A cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Daru Island has Austalian official worried.  This outbreak is an extension of last year’s cholera outbreak in mainland PNG.   At least 16 people have died.   While 274 of the Torres Strait Islands are owned by Australia, Daru Island belongs to PNG.  Australia has enacted travel restrictions between the Torres Strait Islands and PNG to reduce the likelihood of cholera’s spread.  They have also sent emergency support to help combat the outbreak.

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