Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 6, 31 August 2013

from World Health Organization
Published on 31 Aug 2013 View Original

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and July 2013 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 49 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and July 2013 of which 90% (44 / 49) were due to infectious dis-eases; with cholera being the most frequently reported event. The distribu-tion of these events is shown in figure 1.