Panama has established a sanitary alert at its main airports and ports to prevent the cholera outbreak in Haiti from spreading into the country, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
Tocumen airport receives flights from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Similar measures were put in place at Marcos A Gelabert Airport.
Panamanian authorities also ordered to have special care with the management of waste water from the planes.
Cholera has killed nearly 300 people in Haiti and left more than 2,600 others hospitalized. Haiti is not the only country in the world facing a cholera epidemic. Outbreaks have also been reported in Nigeria and Pakistan.