Niger/Mali – Cholera (ECHO Daily Flash, 17/05/2013)

A cholera outbreak has been reported in the Tilabery region of Niger, with 198 cases and six deaths reported so far, including cases in the refugee camps and Niamey. The Nigerien Ministry of Health has officially declared an epidemic.

There is a high risk that the disease could spread along the Niger river, and nine suspected cases have been reported in the Gao region of Mali.