Three people in N.Y. recovering from cholera

According to health officials, three travelers who had contracted cholera at a wedding in the Dominican Republic before their return to New York have recovered and there is a low risk of them infecting anyone else.

The three adults did not have to be hospitalized and person-to-person transmission of the disease is highly unlikely, reports.

“Cholera is spread by drinking water or eating food contaminated with the cholera bacteria,” Erin Hughes, a spokeswoman for New York City’s health department said, according to “This happens in places with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation. New York City's water is clean and safe.”

The Centers for Disease Control will test samples from the victims to confirm their illness and determine which strain sickened them. Samples from all U.S. cases are sent to the CDC for testing because cholera is a “nationally notifiable” disease.

Officials in the Dominican Republic are currently investigating the outbreak that occurred at the wedding.

"It's not uncommon for cholera outbreaks, like the one that has moved rapidly through Haiti, to spread to other countries," Candice Burns Hoffman, a CDC spokeswoman said, reports. "We have seen a few cases in travelers returning to the U.S. The risk for secondary infection in the U.S. is low."