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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.
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.
Conferences & International Events
The 8th annual meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) covered the recent activities and achievements of the GTFCC and the working groups.
About cholera epidemics
The cholera epidemic in Yemen continues to represent one of the worst cholera epidemics in recent history, with over 2.5 million suspected cases reported since 2016.
About cholera epidemics
Case-area targeted interventions prevent cholera spread by focusing control measures on clusters of cases.