Cholera in Senegal - update 7

From 4 to 10 July 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 532 cases and 6 deaths which represents a slight increase from the previous week (see previous report).

Cases have occurred in the regions of Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Tambacounda, and Thies. The Ministry has reported an increase in the number of cases in the district of Kaolack, in the region of Kaolack (region's total of 26 cases) and in the district of Foundiougne in the region of Saint Louis (region's total of 119 cases, 2 deaths).

The WHO Regional Office for Africa and Country Office have provided medicines and equipment worth over 8 million CFA to the Ministry of Health to help control the outbreak. These include disinfectants, antibiotics and oral rehydration packets.