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    No other information is given here, and I can't find any other sources on this one.

    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ode-454844.pdf

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    Following reports of a possible hemorrhagic fever in Kersa Dula woreda, Somali region, a
    Ministry of Health/WHO rapid assessment team was dispatched to the area. No fatalities have been reported and samples of the
    disease have been sent to Kenya for further investigation.

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    Re: Kersa Dula, Somali region, Ethiopia: Possible hemorrhagic fever cases

    ...

    No new cases have been reported in
    the past week in the suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in KersaDula woreda, Somali Region, and all
    cases of dengue fever sent to Kenya for testing have come back negative.

    ...
    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...20No.%2021.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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      Re: Kersa Dula, Somali region, Ethiopia: Possible hemorrhagic fever cases

      Weekly Humanitarian Highlights in Ethiopia (Nov 8)

      ...

      Health Update
      Following unconfirmed reports of an increase in new cases of acute diarrhoeal disease (ADD) in Debeweyin woreda, Somali
      region, the Regional Health Bureau (RHB) deployed a team to the area for further investigation. A new case of AWD was also
      reported in Haro Maya woreda, East Harerge zone of Oromia region, in the past week. The good seasonal (deyr/hagaya) rainfall
      currently falling in most parts of the southern and southeastern lowlands of the country poses an increased risk of flooding and
      AWD outbreaks. WHO and partners, together with the Somali RHB, are advocating for the initiation of an inter-regional (Hareri,
      Dire Dawa, Somali, Afar and Oromia) and cross border (Ethio-Djibouti) AWD taskforce. To respond to current and potential
      outbreaks, WHO and UNICEF supported a five-day training on AWD case management for 27 pastoral health extension workers
      (HEW) in Warder town (Somali Region) and WHO pre-positioned AWD drugs in the region. UNICEF has distributed water
      treatment chemicals to East Harerge zone and is working with the Oromia regional authorities to assess WASH needs and preposition supplies as part of the ongoing preparations for the Dire Shekhusen religious event held annually in Bale zone. The
      festival will start on 12 November 2011, with around 700,000 people expected to participate.
      Elsewhere, new suspected cases of measles continue to be reported in most zones of SNNPR, with the majority of cases
      recorded in the past week coming from Arba Minch Zuria woreda of Gamo Gofa zone. An increasing number of malaria cases
      have been reported in Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR, and the respective Regional Health Bureaus, in collaboration with the
      Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM), WHO, UNICEF and
      partners such as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Carter Center and the Malaria Association are actively
      conducting assessments to support malaria prevention and control measures. No new cases have been reported in the past
      week in the suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Kersa Dula woreda, Somali Region, and all cases sent to Kenya for testing
      have come back negative for Dengue Fever.
      On 28 October, the polio vaccination component of the integrated measles and
      polio vaccination campaign was completed in South Omo zone of SNNPR, with 99,834 children under 5 reached (101 per cent
      coverage), and in Bench Maji zone, with 120,905 children under 5 reached (102 per cent coverage). For more information,
      contact: who-wro@et.efro.who.int & awesterbeek@unicef.org

      ...
      http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_2825.pdf
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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