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Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 18 May 2018

UN Children's Fund, (2018)

More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.

Untangling the causes of the 2016–18 Cholera epidemic in Yemen

Gromley, M., (2018)

Published online May 4, 2018; Lancet Glob Health 2018

Zambia: Cholera Outbreak Situational Report No. 160 (18-24 March 2018)

World Health Organization, (2018)

Lusaka District recorded a total of 210 new cases and 4 deaths from 18-24 March 2018 compared to 256 new cases and 7 deaths the previous week. Of the 4 deaths recorded, 3 were community deaths. The cumulative number of cases as of Saturday 24 March was 4,749 with 88 deaths. The weekly incidence rate was 9/100,000 population, down from 11/100,000 the previous week, whereas the case Fatality Rate for Week 12 was 1.91% (Facility CFR=0.48%).

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