Cholera: Situation in the WHO African Region

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A total of 10 691 cases and 179 deaths (CFR: 1.7%) reported from 13 countries as of 29 February 2012

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Between January and February 2012, a cumulative total of 10 691 cases and 178 deaths were reported from 13 countries ( CFR: 1.7%). The Democratic Re-public of Congo and sierra Leone accounted for 86% of the total number of cases and 65% of the total num-ber of deaths (Table 1, Figs 1 and 2)

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Table 1. Number of cases, deaths and CFR reported from countries

Actions taken

WHO continues to provide support to the affected countries in the areas of case management, active surveillance, outbreak investigation, sensitization, co-ordination and resource mobilization.

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Fig 1. Geographic distribution of cholera cases in the WHO African Region (January - February 2012)

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Fig 2. Distribution of cholera cases and deaths by country in the WHO African Region (January - February 2012)

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