Emergency Humanitarian Action Weekly Highlights 30 April - 6 May 2011

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• Following the reporting of an unknown disease last week affecting children in Xingood village, Hobyo district (Mudug region), ten samples are collected and sent by WHO to Nairobi for further laboratory analysis. Results are still pending.

• WHO is sending one diarrhoea disease kit to treat 100 severe adult patients and one interagency health kit for 10 000 people for three months, to complement outbreak response activities in Garoowe district in North East Somalia.

• WHO sent two qualified health workers joined by WHO field staff to respond to rumors of an increased reporting of AWD cases in Biyo guur settlement and Suubey village in Bay and Bakool regions respectively. The team carried medical supplies to treat about 50 children under five years of age with severe dehydration.