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Cholera Platform

Against cholera

2016 bulletins

Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa : 2016 Regional Update - Week 06

Highlights at the end of February 2016:

Benin: 28 cholera suspected cases including 9 children aged below 5 years old, from February 17-22, medically taken care of in Houédomé, Aguégué-Houédomé, département d’Ouémé. 3 samples taken on February 17th including one bacteriologically confirmed (Vibrio cholera O1) by the National Laboratory (see box in the back page).

Democratic Republic of Congo: High transmission and important case fatality ratio (3.6% in W6) ongoing for the past weeks in Haut-Lomami, notably Kinkondja, and in Tanganyika provinces, and to a lesser extent, sustained transmission in Alunguli and Kindu Health areas in Maniema province. Cholera incidences are highly above the average incidence – data recorded at the same period from 2009-2015. In addition, the situation is worrying in Goma Health Area (North Kivu) a constant increase of cases since week 3. The alleged decrease in weeks 5 and 6 are due to the lack of completeness from Ituri, South Kivu and Tshopo
provinces.

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