Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 2, March 26, 2012

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In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and February 2012 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 Early Warning System through the Event Management System, 15 public health events were reported to the Regional Office covering the period 01 January - 29 February 2012 of which 73% were due to infectious diseases. The distribution of these events by country is given in Figures 1 and 2 below.