About cholera epidemics
Cholera continues to represent a major public health concern in Ethiopia; however, the epidemiology of cholera in this country remains poorly understood. A recent study has established a comprehensive understanding of cholera dynamics and hotspots in Ethiopia over the period 2015 to 2021.
Conferences & International Events
From May 28 to 30, 2024, the "One Health" International Symposium will be held in Kinshasa (DRC). This is an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of teaching One Health concepts within the Master in Ecology of Infectious Diseases organized by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Kinshasa.
A recent study by Taty et al., published in BMC Infectious Diseases, has identified and classified cholera hotspots in the DRC to optimize cholera elimination strategies in the country.
About cholera epidemics
Cholera is spreading rapidly across Eastern and Southern Africa. The disease has most recently affected the country of Comoros, where the Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak on February 2, 2024.
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.