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Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2019 - as of 1 April 2019

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)


Approximately 3,385 cholera / AWD cases including 19 deaths have been reported in 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR); with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.6%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya accounts for 35.4 % (1,198) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Mozambique at 31% (1,048).
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WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies Week 7: 11 - 17 February 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 17 February 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


Chikungunya in the Republic of Congo Cholera in Uganda Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Cholera in Yemen: A case study of epidemic preparedness and response

The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Healt, (2018)


The report offers 20 top recommendations for getting ahead of future outbreaks in Yemen and similarly complex humanitarian settings. In 2015, Yemen was declared a Level 3 emergency by the UN, kicking into gear the highest level of humanitarian support. A massive cholera outbreak followed, leading to 1 million suspected cases in 2 waves from September 2016-July 2018. “We largely know ‘what to do’ to control cholera, but context-specific practices on ‘how to do it’ in order to surmount challenges to coordination, logistics, insecurity, access and politics remain needed,” the report states. While the response improved between the 2 waves, there were gaps. For one, Yemen’s history of cholera should have triggered a heavy focus on pre-planning for an epidemic, such as stockpiling supplies and doubling down on community-based surveillance, the report fou
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Situation Report of Cholera Outbreak in Borno State No.81: wk 48 (26th November – 2nd December 2018)

Government of Nigeria, (2018)


The total number of suspected cholera cases reported as at 29 th October 2018 stands at 5,513 with 73 associated deaths, (CFR – 1.32%). 2174 in Jere, 1,283 in MMC, 341 in Magumeri, 34 in Kaga, 155 in Konduga, 136 in Chibok, 11 in Shani, 42 in Damboa, 1027 in Ngala, 88 in Askira-Uba, 161 in Kwaya-Kusar, 56 in Bama and 53 in Dikwa LGAs. No additional case reported from Kaga, Chibok, Shani, Damboa, Askira Uba, Kwaya-Kusar and Bama LGAs.
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Yobe State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 66: 26th November - 2nd December 2018

Government of Nigeria, (2018)


Cholera reactive vaccination exercise conducted between 26th November-2nd December, 2018 in Gulani LGA; 12 new suspected cholera cases were reported between 26th November- 2nd December from 2 LGAs (Damaturu and Gulani); 12 new samples were collected and tested, and yielded positive result for cholera using RDT; 0 death was reported.
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