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About cholera epidemics
According to the WHO’s current cholera assessment, the risk of cholera at the global level is very high. In 2022, the disease has spread to many countries not affected for several years or decades.
About cholera epidemics
The cholera outbreak in Syria that was declared in September of this year continues to spread throughout the country, with a total of 46,409 suspected cases reported as of November 19. An oral cholera vaccine campaign is planned.
About cholera epidemics
The cholera outbreak in Syria, which started on September 10, 2022, has quickly spread throughout the country and into neighboring Lebanon. Lebanon, which has reported over 200 confirmed cases since October 6, had not been affected by a cholera outbreak since 1993.
About cholera epidemics
After over three years without a single cholera case in Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Population has reported two confirmed cases of cholera and several suspected cases in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area on October 2, 2022. The cholera outbreak has erupted against a backdrop of a complex humanitarian crisis with major socio-political unrest, which significantly challenges the outbreak response.
About cholera epidemics
Against the backdrop of an ongoing civil war and severe drought conditions, the Syrian Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of cholera on September 10, 2022. Urgent action is needed to stop the outbreak, which presents a serious public health threat to people throughout Syria as well as the surrounding region.
About cholera epidemics
A cholera outbreak continues in South Sudan, with 314 cholera cases reported from March to the first week of August. The majority of cases have been reported from the Bentiu IDP camp in Rubkona County, which has previously been identified as a cholera hotspot.
About cholera epidemics
On April 23, 2022, the Government of Tanzania reported cholera cases in Uvinza District and Tanganyika District, both located in the west of the country. Approximately 40% of cases are children under five years of age.
About cholera epidemics
During the cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017, a study conducted in South Kivu Province has investigated how the outbreak affected the population’s handwashing behavior.
About cholera epidemics
On April 11, 2022, Zambia reported the first cholera outbreak in the country since 2019. Two of the three districts affected had been previously identified as cholera hotspots during a 2018 study (Lusaka and Nsama Districts). The lack of adequate sanitation and access to safe drinking water in the affected areas pose a risk of further disease transmission.