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Against cholera

2016 bulletins

Please find here all  2016 Regional bulletins (Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa)

Catégorie : 2016 bulletins

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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa : 2016 Regional Update - Week 04

Highlights at the end of January 2016

· DRC reported in week 3 and 4 respectively 460 cases incl. 3 deaths and 271 cases incl.2 deaths (CFR <1%). For these weeks, data from the South Kivu province does not seem to be comprehensive although this province is severely affected by cholera. In the former Katanga province, the rapid increase observed in the past weeks appears to slow down a little in week 4. However, cholera outbreaks remain high and above the average value of weekly incidence cases at the same time in the previous years (2009-2015) (see the box, back page, with cholera alerts for more details).

· Benin : Cholera alert in Benin with one confirmed case reported ; isolated case in So Ava commune on Feb 7th

· The overall cholera epidemiological situation in West and central Africa (see graph) remains lower than in the previous years; this statement is made carefully as surveillance, early detection and early response capacities are limited in most WCA countries (read the box, back page, on the vigilance to maintain due to the lack of reporting from Nigeria).

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Catégorie : 2016 bulletins

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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa : 2016 Regional Update - Week 08

Highlights at mid march 2016:

To date, three (3) countries are reporting active cholera transmission with a diffusion which is progressively spreading in Nigeria and Benin.

Nigeria: Since the beginning of the year, five (5) states reported suspected cholera cases: Abia and Cross-River (south east), Borno (North-East), and Kano and Kebbi (North– North-west). No laboratory confirmation was undertaken so far.

Benin: Benin reported in weeks 7 and 8 respectively 13 cases (0 death) and 17 cases (0 death). The affected area by the epidemic is still located in the lakeside municipalities of Aguégués. The health zone (Porto Novo- Aguégués- Seme Kpodji) with the support of the Health departmental directorate of Ouémé and Ministry of Health continues the medical care activities and prevention activities in the affected area (Houedomé). [see reverse]

=> Pro-active surveillance to be maintained in Niger, especially in cross-border area such as Maradi, Zinder and Dosso, and the countries from the South Gui-nea Gulf.

DRC: With more than 500 weekly cholera cases on average, DRC is still expe-riencing a high cholera transmission, particularly in Haut Lomami, Tshopo (Basoko health are) and North and South Kivu.

Benin

[see reverse] Municipalities around of Nokoué lake (Sô-Ava, Dangbo, akpro-missérété, Porto-Novo, Seme-Kpodji, Cotonou) whose proximity, geographical similarity and exchanges are in the frontline for cholera prevention activities. Health centers and local authori-ties in these municipalities were alerted to strengthen surveillance and prevention. For this purpose, the shield actions (sensitization and hygiene promotion) have started in the city of Porto novo in areas identified as at risk in particular to the crossing point (Porto novo-Aguégués) the main entry into the city and in the small market beside. In parallel, the National Directorate of Public Health (DNSP) is working with partners to develop an information tool and monitoring activities. This tool will soon be shared with partners.

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Catégorie : 2016 bulletins

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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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Catégorie : 2016 bulletins

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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa : 2016 Regional Update - Week 10

Highlights at mid-march 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo: Important increase in the number of cholera cases in Tshopo province (164 cases in W10 incl. 7 deaths – CFR=4.3%), notably in Basoko district (74% of the total number of cases) and Yahuma district where case fatality ratio are really high (17.6% in the 2 last consecutive weeks).

Benin: The riparian commune of Aguégué has been affected by a cholera outbreak since week 7 (15 to 21 february 2016). As a reminder, this epidemic started in Aholoukomè village, Houédomé area, where 13 cases suffering from diarrheoa and vomiting were reported (lab confirmed as Vibrio cholera O1). As of March 20th (end of Week 11), a total of sixty-nine (69) cholera cases were registered: 59 cases incl. 17 under 5 years of were reported in Houédomé and Avakpodji health centers (commune of Aguégués) and 9 cases incl. 8 under 5 years old from Ahomey-Gbon area, commune of So-Ava. Actors involved in the response are hihghlighting challenges to control the epidemic in Lake Nokoué Basin.

Nigeria : As of March, only Jigawa and Kano states notified cholera suspected cases, with respectively 10 cases – 0 deaths (W10) and 60 cumulative cases and 0 deaths (since the onset of the epidemic in Kano in W8).

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