Congo River: Cholera Outbreak - May 2011
A cholera outbreak was declared in March 2011 in Oriental province and later spread along the Congo River to Bandundu, Equateur and Kinshasa provinces in DR Congo. The Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic in June and appealed to donors for support. (IFRC, 25 Apr 2012) Over the course of 2011, 8,038 cases of cholera and 434 deaths were recorded in the western provinces, with a peak in June (Gov't/WHO, 3 Jul 2012). In 2012, 7,175 cases and 229 deaths were registered, peaking in April (Gov't/WHO, 29 Jan 2013).
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The first cases of cholera appeared in the Likouala, Cuvette and Plateaux divisions in June 2011, but Government officials did not declare the epidemic officially until July 2011. By 27 Dec 2011, 775 cases of cholera and 32 deaths were registered nationwide. (IFRC, 1 Feb 2012)
At the beginning of 2012, a new cholera outbreak occurred in Betou and the surrounding villages. 355 cholera cases, including 5 deaths, were recorded, with the highest number of cases at the beginning of March. By June, no new cases had been registered. (IFRC, 30 Sep 2012)
On 4 March 2012, an explosion occurred in an arms depot in Brazzaville, making 13,800 people homeless. They were accommodated in a temporary site where cases of cholera were declared in late March 2012 and early April 2012. (IFRC, 30 Apr 2012)
From May through to June 2012, no new cases were registered. (IFRC, 30 Sept 2012)
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The diarrhoea and vomiting started before dawn. By 8 am, 12 year old Steward Okoulokami was weak and losing weight. His panicked father, Dimitri, packed Steward into a canoe and took him to the Congolese capital, Brazzaville.
“In the morning around 8am, when I looked at my son, he had lost a lot of weight and looked like a skeleton,” explains Dimitri. “So I thought, no - I must go to Brazzaville. When we got to Brazzaville, he was hospitalised and we spent 5 days there. On the 6th day we left and now he is alive and in good health.”
Le présent rapport ne reprendra que les activités de la structure centrale de Caritas Congo, réalisées avec certains de ses 47 Bureaux Diocésains de Caritas-Développement en 2011. Il va sans dire que des milliers d’activités, réalisées par les Caritas-Développement Diocésaines elles-mêmes n’y seront pas répertoriées. Veuillez cliquer ici pour télécharger ce rapport, qui a été présenté mardi 13 mars 2012 aux partenaires de Caritas Congo et à la presse, en la salle Isidore Bakanja de Kinshasa.
Sometimes it requires only a small, simple intervention to save lives. About one teaspoon of diluted chlorine solution renders 20 litres of water safe for human consumption and helps protect people from deadly waterborne diseases.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces multiple crises including attacks by armed groups, massive displacement, food insecurity and disease outbreaks.
Approximately 1.8 million people remain displaced, mostly in eastern DRC, due to conflict. Last year, measles and cholera epidemics claimed more than 2,400 lives, mostly children’s.
Room 8 of Bukavu Hospital’s operating centre is full. All the beds are occupied. Some patients are on mattresses laid out on the floor. Amputated limbs, bullet wounds, open machete wounds, serious burns - all 26 occupants, including children, are victims of the latest attack of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR), one of the armed groups tearing Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) apart.
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Le choléra est une maladie infectieuse diarrhéique à début brutal, caractérisée par l’émission des selles liquides profuses (diarrhée eau de riz) et parfois de vomissement, évoluant rapidement vers une déshydratation sévère et un collapsus cardio-vasculaire. C’est une maladie du péril fécal par excellence.