A WHO AFRO/HQ technical team is currently visiting Niger in the context of the humanitarian crisis resulting from the food shortage. The team will be in Bouza district from 29 to 31 July.
From 13 to 28 July 2005, the Ministry of Health, Niger reported a total of 49 cases and 5 deaths (case fatality rate 10.2%). Cases have occurred in Bouza health district, Tahoua region. Vibrio cholerae O1 has been laboratory confirmed.