In February 2018, 249 suspected cases and 1 death were reported by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), a decrease of 81% and 92% respectively, compared to the same period last year. Overall, 725 suspected cases were reported in the first 9 epidemiological weeks (1 January – 3 March) of 2018, with an incidence rate of 0.06%.
The low transmission of the disease is an opportunity to further improve the quality of the cholera response in order to cut off as quickly as possible the onset of each outbreak. All aspects of the response need to continue with the same vigor (coordination, case management, epidemiological surveillance, vaccination, and community response) so as to achieve the objective of the medium-term cholera elimination plan (PNEC) of 0.1% incidence rate at the end of 2018 and to also prevent the resurgence of the epidemic.
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