Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 3, April 30, 2012

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In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and March 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Early Warning System through the Event Management System, 39 public health events were reported to the Regional Office covering the period 01 January - 31 March 2012 of which 84% were due to infectious diseases. The distribution of these events by country is shown in Figure 1.