Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak (Situation 24 October 2017)


New cases of Hepataitis E are still being presented and recorded in the region of Diffa. Since the declaration of the epidemic by the Health authorities on the 19 April 2017. A total of 2,035 cases have been declared with 38 deaths recorded. Up to 25 April the mortality rate was 29 per cent dropping to 1.86 per cent by 24 October. Analysis of reported cases reveal that women and people aged 15 and over are the most likely affected. Personnel from the Health authorities and partners from the Humanitarian sector are working jointly to ensure an effective response to those in need.


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