Cholera in Senegal - update 6

From 27 June to 3 July 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 469 cases and 4 deaths (case fatality rate 0.9%) which represents a slight decrease in number of cases compared to previous weeks.

The majority of cases have occurred in the regions of Diourbel, Fatick, Dakar and Thies. A sharp increase in the number of cases has been registered in the district of Mbour with 52 cases reported compared to 14 in the week before. Bakel district in the region of Tambacounda is newly affected, with 5 cases reported during this period.

The Ministry of Health continues to support control measures by emphasizing health education messages and improving the management of the environment.