Gastrointestinal Outbreak in Odesa Oblast

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health reported today that at least 635 people have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in Odesa Oblast, centered in Izmail, in the villages of Broska, and Matroska.

The illness is waterborne and water supply systems, reservoirs and pipes are currently being flushed and disinfected. In the meantime, travelers to those areas should exercise normal precautions, maintain a high standard of hygiene, and avoid contaminated water by boiling water used for washing or cooking, and drinking bottled water.

Best regards,

American Citizen Services Unit
Consular Section
US Embassy to Ukraine
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