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About cholera epidemics
The Central African country of Cameroon is currently experiencing a cholera epidemic at a scale not seen for over a decade. As of April 3, the country has reported 4,634 cholera cases and 105 deaths, and violence in the most affected region has hindered humanitarian aid.
Putting water and sanitation back at the heart of strategies for the elimination of cholera and the control of other diarrhoeal diseases
About cholera epidemics
After reporting over 820,000 cholera cases and nearly 10,000 deaths in Haiti, the last confirmed cholera case in the country was observed in February 2019. Three years later, on February 4, 2022, the Haitian authorities have finally celebrated the elimination of cholera and are expecting the official certificate of elimination.
About cholera epidemics
In 2021, Nigeria experienced the worst cholera epidemic to affect the country in recent history, with a total of 111,062 suspected cases and 3,604 deaths.
About cholera epidemics
In a recent article, Dr. Rebaudet and colleagues describe how case-area targeted interventions conducted by rapid response teams played a key role in stopping cholera transmission in the country.
About cholera epidemics
Africa has been affected by several prolonged and extreme droughts. Drought has been found to facilitate cholera transmission through a variety of potential mechanisms. Charnley et al. discuss the drought-specific mechanisms that play a role in cholera outbreaks and the effects of climate change on future droughts and cholera outbreaks.
About cholera epidemics
Nigeria is experiencing the worst cholera epidemic to affect the country in recent history. As of September 19, a total of 81,413 suspected cholera cases, including 2,791 deaths, have been reported in Nigeria this year.
A new research document from Agence française de développement
About cholera epidemics
In Nigeria, a total of 17,512 suspected cholera cases have been reported during the first half of this year. The ongoing epidemic threatens to exceed the death toll from previous years.