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Affected countries: Kenya
A total of 1,046 cases of measles had been line-listed between 27 December 2010 and 14 April 2011 in Rift Valley, Nairobi and North Eastern Provinces. 11 deaths from measles were confirmed. (IFRC, 29 Apr 2011)
Affected countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti
Since the emergence of cholera in Haiti in October 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Population recorded 719,377 suspected cases and 8,767 cholera-related deaths as of 30 Nov 2014. Despite severe infrastructure and financial constraints, concerted Haitian and international efforts have…
Affected countries: Chad
In early September 2010, Chad experienced torrential rains causing flooding in ten regions including four districts located in the capital N'Djamena. The situation intensified on 17 Dec when the flood caused severe damage leaving 22,266 families homeless and destroying approximately 7,830…
Affected countries: Nigeria
In early 2010, Nigeria saw its worst cholera outbreak, with nearly 40,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths reported.The number of cases were nearly three times the total for all of last year and 7 times that of 2008. An estimated 80 per cent of cases were women and children. Although the spread of…
Affected countries: Gabon
From April through July 2010, over 500 cases of Chikungunya and Dengue fever were registered in five cities in Gabon (Franceville, Lastourville, Koulamoutou, Moanda and Mounana), putting some 50,000 people at risk .Red Cross intervention contributed to stopping the spread of the diseases. (IFRC,…
Affected countries: Cameroon
In 2010, the Far North and North regions of Cameroon experienced the most serious cholera epidemic in Cameroon for several decades. The first case was registered on 6 May, and the disease spread rapidly, reaching all 28 health districts that make up the Far North region. In July, the cholera…
As of 8 March 2010, the countries of the Region reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%. (PAHO, 8 Mar 2010) At the beginning of 2011, several countries in South America were…