Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 4, 26 May 2012

from World Health Organization
Published on 26 May 2012 View Original


In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region Based on data received from the Early Warning System through the Event Management System (EMS)*, 47 public health events were reported to the Regional Office covering the period January - April 2012 of which 89% were due to infectious diseases. The distribution of these events by hazard and country is shown in Table 1 and Figure 1 respectively.