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Weekly epidemiological record 2013

In 2013, 47 countries reported a total of 129 064 cases of cholera including 2102 deaths, giving a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 1.63%. This represents a decrease of 47% in the number of cases reported compared to 2012 and this is the second consecutive year in which reported cholera cases declined. The number of reporting countries in 2013 was 47 compared to 48 in 2012.