Please find here all 2016 Regional bulletins (Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa)
Catégorie : 2016 bulletins
- 19 avril 2016
Highlights at the end of March 2016:
With 6,030 cases affecting 3 countries (Nigeria, Benin and DRC) in the West and Cen-tral Africa region, the current epidemic situation is slightly calmer than in previous years. However, this rather favorable situation should be taken with great caution given the significant challenges observed in surveillance, early detection and early response to cholera alerts in the region.
Benin: Since W2, 79 cases, 0 death have been reported. In W12, a new area notified cases: Zè commune, with two (2) cases reported from people aged 5 and above. Laboratory samples analyses confirmed Vibrio cholerae. Besides, outbreaks are still ongoing in Aguégués commune with 59 cases – 0 death incl. 17 under 5 children and in Sô-Ava commune, 15 cases incl. 11 under 5 children.
Nigeria As per end of March, Jigawa and Kano states continue to notify cholera suspected cases, with respectively 19 cumulative cases – 0 deaths over the past 3 weeks and 69 cumulative cases and 0 deaths (since the onset of the epidem-ic in Kano in W8). Information on cholera control in the affected area remain limited.
Democratic Republic of Congo: With a total of 5,757 cases and 94 deaths (CFR = 1.6%) since the beginning of 2016, DRC has an incidence significantly highe r than in the previous year. Based on data from 2009, this incidence is even above median value at the same time (median=5,175 cases—data 2009-2015).