DR Congo

Disease outbreaks reported: Cholera and Acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Location: Kinshasa
Onset: late-Nov-1999

Date of update, source: 8-Dec-1999, WR DRC, MOH

Details: 75 cases including 4 deaths (CFR 5.3%) (associated with flooding of the Congo river and its tributaries).
Investigation in progress. Health education and sanitary measures implemented.

WHO contacts: P. Lusamba (AFRO) lusambap@whoafr.org
Tel + 263114 03823,

M. Ryan (CDS) ryanm@who.int Ext 3691

Location: Durba and Watsa city
Onset: early-Nov-1999
Date of update, source: 8-Dec-1999, AFRO, MOH
Details: Two suspect fatal cases have occurred in Durba/Watsa area where an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever was investigated earlier this year (see OVL May-June issues). Investigation in progress.

WHO contacts: P. Lusamba (AFRO) lusambap@whoafr.org
Tel + 263114 03823,

R. Arthur (CDS) arthurr@who.int
Ext 2658

=A9 WHO/OMS, 1999