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28 Jul 2014 description
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Cholera alert Ghana

The cholera outbreak in Accra, Ghana has led to more than 1,000 cases in three weeks. As of 31st of July 2014, at least 1 119 cases of cholera and 17 deaths were recorded in the Great Accra. Nine (9) districts out of sixteen (16) recorded cases. Accra metro and Dadekotpon are the most affected district and account for 87% of cases.

31 Jan 2014 description

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

22 Nov 2013 description

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and October 2013, as well as the ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States is provided.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

05 Nov 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24,519 cholera cases and 484 deaths have been reported in 17 countries in West and Central Africa in 2013 -- 64 per cent less than last year.

  • The most affected countries by number are DRC, the Republic of Congo, and Guinea Bissau.

  • The peak months of cholera occurred between mid-March to mid-April; the lowest period of reported cases was from mid-June to mid-July.

  • There has been a 100 per cent increase in the number of reported cholera cases in Nigeria in October as compared to September.