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About cholera epidemics
The cholera outbreak in Zambia has quickly spread throughout the country. As of January 26, 2024, a total of 14,900 suspected cholera cases and 560 cholera-related deaths have been reported in the country. This public health emergency is not restricted to Zambia, as many countries throughout Africa have reported an increase in cholera cases.
In a recent Commentary published in Pan African Medical Journal, Taty et al. discuss the cholera resurgence in Africa potentially induced by the climate consequences of El Niño. The authors urgently call for strengthened efforts to control and prevent the disease.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The government of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launches an ambitious plan to eliminate cholera in the country.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a study shows that the exacerbation of conflict and the number of internally displaced people in endemic areas are increasing the risk of cholera spreading.
About cholera epidemics
Because of the war that erupted in April 2023, the country is experiencing unprecedented mass displacement of civilians and the health system is overwhelmed and on the verge of collapse in certain areas.
About cholera epidemics
The ongoing cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe started on February 12, 2023. By the end of August, a total of 3,894 suspected cholera cases had been reported.
Democratic Republic of Congo
A recent study assesses the characteristics of cholera epidemics in the DRC over the past 22 years, to measure the effects of elimination plans on disease dynamics and draw lessons from them.
About cholera epidemics
With less than 100 new cases per day nationwide, the current context represents a window of opportunity to control the epidemic using a targeted and rapid response approach.
About cholera epidemics
The current cholera epidemic in Ethiopia is among the longest ever recorded in the country. As of July 4, 2023, a total of 12,613 suspected cholera cases have been reported across four regions in southern Ethiopia.