From 1 December 1999 until 13 March 2000,
a total of 15 173 cases of cholera with 860 deaths (case-fatality rate
5.7%) has been reported.
The epidemic is spreading and now affects six provinces: Toliary, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Toamasina and Fianarantsoa.
WHO is undertaking a mission to support the Ministry of Health in its efforts to respond to the epidemic.