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  • Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

    Number 143 Epidemiological week 51 (week ending 25 December 2011)


    Typhoid outbreak in Harare City
    Typhoid outbreak is still ongoing since 10
    October 2011. . 76 new cases were reported this
    week. In addition 90 previously unreported cases
    were also reported this week.
    As of week 51 a cumulative 1 019 cases and 1
    death (CFR= 0.12%) were reported. Northern-
    Western District of Harare City is the most
    affected with Dzivaresekwa 3 suburb reporting
    majority of cases.
    ...

    Anthrax
    Four cases of anthrax were reported from
    Gokwe North district and two cases from
    Centenary. The cumulative cases are now 132
    and 0 deaths.
    ...
    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3270.pdf
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    Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 - date

    Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
    This weekly Epidemiological Bulletin is published jointly by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Zimbabwe and the World Health Organization.
    For correspondence: Email: charimaril@zw.afro.who.int and shambared@zw.afro.who.int or call: +263772104257 or +263772277893

    Number 144 Epidemiological week 52 (week ending 1 January 2012)

    A. General Context
    Typhoid outbreak in Harare City reported since 10 October 2011 continues.
    No report of other outbreaks of malaria, cholera and measles during week 52 countrywide.
    No report of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) cases were reported this year.
    Several outbreaks reported in the Southern Africa Region: Meningococcal meningitis in South Africa, cholera in DRC and Malawi and suspected H1N1 cases in Namibia.

    B. Epidemic prone diseases
    Typhoid outbreak in Harare City
    Typhoid outbreak is still ongoing since 10 October 2011. 54 new cases were reported this week.
    As of week 52 a cumulative 1 073 cases and 1 death (CFR= 0.09%) were reported. NorthernWestern District of Harare City is the most
    affected with Dzivaresekwa 3 suburb reporting majority of cases.

    Anthrax
    Mutoko district sent the updated line list of 19 Anthrax cases reported in 2011. The cases were reported from Nyadire Hospital 10, Katsukunya
    clinic 7 and Mutoko Hospital 2. The outbreak was only reported to HQ level in December 2011.
    The total cases reported from the recent anthrax outbreaks in Mashonaland Central are as follows: Mbire 43, Mt Darwin 35, no new cases were reported from these areas during the reporting week.
    The two anthrax cases reported last week from Centenary district have been denotified after investigations.
    The national cumulative cases as of 1 January are 149.

    Diarrhoea outbreak
    Harare City is experiencing a diarrhoeal outbreak in Warren Park and Kuwadzana since week 40. The outbreak in Warren Park has been
    attributed to consuming contaminated borehole water. The causative agents isolated are shigella and salmonella group D.

    ...
    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...es/F_R_540.pdf
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    • #3
      Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 - date

      Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
      Highlights:
      Week 2 (9-15 Jan 2012)

      A. General Context
      On-going Typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City since 10 October 2011.
      No reported outbreaks of malaria, cholera and measles during week countrywide.
      No report of Pandemic Influenza A cases were reported this year.

      B. Epidemic prone diseases
      Typhoid outbreak in Harare City
      Typhoid outbreak is still ongoing since 10 October 2011. A total of 255 cases were reported this week, giving a total of 1469 cases reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 369 for this year.
      The majority of cases reported this week were from Kuwadzana 195(80%), Dzivaresekwa 12 (5%) and Warren Park 5 (2%), whilst the
      remaining 8% were from the following surburbs: Alexandra Park, Avenues,
      Borrowdale, Cranborne, Epworth, Glen Norah, Glen View, Mbare, Mufakose, St
      Martins, Sunningdale, Tynwald, Warren Park, Waterfalls, Whitecliffe, Hatfield.

      Anthrax
      Two cases of anthrax were reported this week from Gokwe South. The national cumulative cases as of 15 January are 2.

      Diarrhoea outbreak
      Since week 40, Warren Park and Kuwadzana suburbs in Harare City have been experiencing a diarrhoeal outbreak. A total of 951 cases have
      been reported this week as compared to 1347 cases last week. The number of cases reported this week is below the epidemic threshold.

      ...
      http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3421.pdf
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      • #4
        Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

        Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
        Number 147 Epidemiological week 3 (week ending 22 January 2012)

        A. General Context
        On-going Typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City since 10 October 2011.
        No report of outbreaks of malaria, cholera and measles this week countrywide.
        No report of Pandemic Influenza A cases this year.

        B. Epidemic prone diseases
        Typhoid outbreak in Harare City
        Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been affected by an outbreak of typhoid fever. This week, 279 cases were reported giving a total of 878 cases since the beginning of 2012. Of the 279 cases reported this week, majority
        was from Kuwadzana 218 (78%). Dzivaresekwa reported 25 (9%) cases which
        were double those of last week The rest of the cases were from surburbs: Budiriro, Chikurubi, Crowbourough North, Eastle a, Epworth, Glen Norah, Northborough Highfield,Mabvuku, Mandara, Mbare, Mufakose, Snake Park, and Whitecliffe. The cumulative number of cases stands at 1865 since the beginning of the outbreak.
        The distribution of cumulative cases to date is shown in the map in Figure 2.

        ...

        Anthrax
        No new cases of anthrax reported this week. 3 cases from Arda Estate, Chivhu that occurred on the 7th and 8th of January were reported this
        week. The national cumulative cases as of 22 January are 5.

        Diarrhoea outbreak
        Since week 40 of 2011, Warren Park and Kuwadzana suburbs in Harare City have been experiencing a diarrhoeal outbreak. This week, 1331 cases have been reported by Harare City as compared to 951 cases last week which is higher than the epidemic threshold. Mashonaland East had the second highest diarrhea cases 1202

        Malaria
        This week, 5715 cases and 4 deaths (CFR= 0.069%) were reported. Majority of cases were reported from Mashonaland Central (1653) followed by Mashonaland West (1371). Since the beginning of 2012, the cumulative figure for malaria is 15 252 and 7 deaths (CFR= 0.05%).
        ...
        http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3443.pdf
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        • #5
          Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

          Number 148 Epidemiological week 4 (week ending 29 January 2012)

          A. General Context
          On-going typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City since 10 October 2011.
          No report of outbreaks of malaria, cholera and measles this week countrywide.
          No report of Pandemic Influenza A cases this year.

          B. Epidemic prone diseases
          Typhoid outbreak in Harare City
          Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of typhoid fever. This week, 502 cases were reported giving a total of 1320 cases since the beginning of 2012. The distribution of the week 4 cases by
          place of residence is shown in table 1. A total of 2412 cases were reported since beginning of the outbreak. The distribution of cumulative cases to date is shown in the map in Figure 2.

          Anthrax
          One new case of anthrax reported this week from Gokwe North. The national cumulative cases as of 29 January are six.

          Diarrhoea outbreak
          This week, a total of 7705 cases of diarrhea were reported. The most affected areas were Harare 1537 (20%) followed by Chegutu 299
          (3.8%) and Mutasa 269 (3.5%)

          Malaria
          This week, 8547 cases and 13 deaths were reported. The most affected areas were Mutasa 1321 (15%), Mutare 902 (11%), Chimanimani
          843(10%), Mudzi 575 (7%) and Rushinga 520(6%). Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 23799 cases and 20 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) were reported.

          ....
          http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3539.pdf
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          • #6
            Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

            Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Number 150
            Epidemiological week 6 (week ending 12 February 2012)
            Highlights: Week 6 (6-12Feb 2012)
            233 typhoid cases reported this week
            Decrease in malaria cases at national level

            A. General Context
            On-going typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City since 10 October 2011. Other cases have since been reported in other provinces namely Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central.
            No report of outbreaks cholera, Pandemic Influenza A and measles countrywide.

            B. Epidemic prone diseases
            Typhoid outbreak
            Since 10 October 2011 Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. As of 12 February 2012, a total of 2882 cases have been reported of which 60 were confirmed by laboratory diagnosis. From 1
            January 2012 to 12 February 2012, a total 1801 cases were reported. During week 6, 233 cases were reported. The most affected suburbs were Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa.The distribution of cumulative cases to date by
            place of residence is shown in the map in Figure 2.

            ...

            Anthrax
            One case of anthrax was reported this week from Chipinge district. The national cumulative case as of 12 February is seven.

            Malaria
            This week, a total of 7213 cases and 3 deaths were reported. The most affected areas are Mutasa 1020 (14%), Nyanga 511 (7%),
            Chimanimani 498(7%), Rushinga 465 (6%), Masvingo 429(5.9%) and Chipinge 413(5.7). Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 40745 cases and 32 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) were reported.
            ...

            http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...Report_605.pdf
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            • #7
              Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

              From Monthly Humanitarian update: Zimbabwe Jan-Feb 2012
              http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3630.pdf

              ...
              More than 2,000 Typhoid Cases Reported in 2012
              Partners are concerned about the continued spread of
              typhoid. The outbreak that initially affected Harare in
              October 2011 then spread to nearby Mashonaland
              West province, continued through the first two months
              of 2012. As of 28 February 2012, a total of 3,283 cases
              had been reported nationwide, of which 3,173 were in
              Harare. Of the cases in Harare, 60 were confirmed by
              laboratory diagnosis. Other affected areas include 74
              cases in Zvimba and three in Chegutu in Mashonaland
              West, 23 in Bindura, Mashonaland Central province and
              10 in Chitungwiza. Of this total 2,196 cases were
              reported between 1 January and 28 February 2012,
              which is more than double the 1,087 cases recorded in
              the last three months of 2011 and a major concern.
              The worst affected suburbs were Kuwadzana and
              Dzivarasekwa in Harare. Response activities include
              weekly coordination meetings with thematic
              committees and partners; social mobilization activities;
              investigation and contact tracing; water quality
              monitoring; and case management being offered at
              Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kuwadzana
              Polyclinic, Dzivarasekwa Rujeko Polyclinic and a mobile
              clinic in Granary, Zvimba district in Mashonaland West
              province.
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              Cholera Threat Successfully Arrested
              Following reports of suspected cholera in Kadoma,
              WASH, Health and Logistics partners comprising
              Merlin, Goal and GAA rallied in support of Kadoma
              City Council. After conducting an initial joint
              assessment, partners set up an Oral Rehydration Point
              and Cholera Treatment Unit at Rimuka clinic. Merlin
              supported case management. Sixty two health workers
              were trained on case management and disinfection.
              IOM provided Kadoma City Council with 300kg of High
              Test Hypochloride (HTH) for water treatment through
              Merlin. Thirty volunteers were trained and conducted
              door?to-door health education to 1,532 HH,
              distributed aqua tablets, ORS sachets and cholera
              pamphlets to control and arrest any potential spread.
              Water quality monitoring is in progress and no new
              cases have been reported for over the last two weeks.
              [Source: WASH Cluster]

              Health Update
              Nearly 50,000 Malaria Cases & 36 Deaths Reported
              Health partners report that between 1 January and 12
              February 2012 a total 48,709 malaria cases and 36 deaths
              were reported, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.07 per
              cent. Manicaland and Masvingo were the worst affected
              provinces. In comparison, over the same period in 2011
              a cumulative 31,396 cases and 47 deaths were reported,
              with a CFR of 0.15 per cent. Although there were more
              deaths in 2011, the high number of cases is still a major
              concern. Preparations for a Malaria Information Survey are
              now at an advanced stage. [Source: Health Cluster]
              ...
              http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3630.pdf
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              • #8
                Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
                Number 153 Epidemiological week 9 (week ending 4 March 2012)

                ...

                A. General Context
                On-going typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City since 10 October 2011. The disease has spread to Chitungwiza, Chegutu, Zvimba and Bindura.
                No report of outbreaks cholera, Pandemic Influenza A and measles countrywide.

                B. Epidemic prone diseases
                Typhoid outbreak
                Since 10 October 2011 Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. As of 4 March 2012, a total of 3772 cases have been reported of which 60 were confirmed by laboratory diagnosis. During week 9, 198 cases were reported from: Harare 177, Bindura 18 and Chegutu 3. From 1 January to 4 March 2012, a total 2649 cases were reported. The distribution of cumulative cases treated in Harare to date by place of residence is shown in the map in Figure 2.

                ...
                Anthrax
                No cases were reported this week. The national cumulative case as of 26 February is ten.

                Malaria
                This week, a total of 9385 cases and 9 deaths were reported.The most affected districts are Mutasa 652(6.9%), Nyanga 1581 (16.8%), Chimanimani 859(9.2%), Mutoko 884(9.4%), Mutare 747 (8.0%) and Mt Darwin 667 (7.1%)
                On-going outbreaks are in Makonde and Mudzi. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 57 187 cases and 40 deaths (CFR= 0.07%) were reported.

                ...
                http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_3659.pdf
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                • #9
                  Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                  Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
                  Number 155 Epidemiological week 11 (week ending 18 March 2012)

                  Highlights: Week 11 (12-18 March 2012)
                  126 typhoid cases reported this week
                  11809 malaria cases reported this week

                  ...

                  A. General Context
                  Since 10 October 2011, on-going typhoid outbreak reported in Harare City. The disease has spread to other provinces
                  No report of cholera, Influenza A and measles
                  outbreaks countrywide.
                  B. Epidemic prone diseases
                  Typhoid outbreak
                  Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease has spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura and Mazowe districts) and Mashonaland West
                  Province (Zvimba and Chegutu districts). As of 18 March 2012, a total of 4114 cases have been reported of which 3999 cases and 2 deaths (CFR= 0.05%) were reported from Harare City. From 26 October 2011 to date,
                  of the total samples collected for laboratory confirmation, 52 were confirmed S.typhi.
                  During week 11, a total of 126 cases were reported from Harare (125) and Bindura (1). Since 1st January to 11 March, a total of 2887
                  cases were reported. The distribution of cumulative cases, in Harare City since the beginning of the outbreak to date, by place of residence is
                  shown in Figure 2.
                  ...
                  Anthrax
                  One confirmed cases of anthrax was reported this week from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. The case came from Wedza. The cumulative figure for anthrax is 11.

                  Malaria
                  This week, a total of 11 809 cases and 15 deaths were reported.The following districts are the most affected: Nyanga 1280 (10.8%), Mutoko
                  1228 (10.4%), Mbire 983 (8.3), Mt Darwin 926 (7.8%), Chimanimani 783 (6.6) Kariba 671 (5.7%) Mutare 6607 (5.6%) and Makonde 612 (5.2%). On-going outbreaks have been reported in Makonde and Mudzi districts.
                  Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 90560 cases and 68 deaths (CFR = 0.08%) were reported.
                  ...
                  http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...8march2012.pdf
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                  • #10
                    Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                    Number 156 Epidemiological week 12 (week ending 25 March 2012)

                    Highlights: Week 12 (19-25 March 2012)
                    67 typhoid cases reported this week
                    10219 malaria cases and 11 deaths reported this week

                    ...
                    A. General Context
                    There has been an on-going typhoid outbreak in Harare City since October 10, 2011. The disease has spread to other provinces
                    No reports of cholera, Influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                    B. Epidemic prone diseases
                    Typhoid outbreak
                    Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease has spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura districts) and Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba and Chegutu districts). As of 25 March 2012, a total of
                    4187 cases were reported of which 4074 cases and 2 deaths (CFR= 0.05%) were from Harare City. Of the total samples collected for laboratory
                    confirmation from 26 October to date, 52 were confirmed S.typhi. During week 12, a total of 67 cases were reported from Harare (66) and Chirumhanzu (1). In the previous week ?.cases had been reported countrywide. The number of
                    cases reported weekly has been in general decline since week 52 as is shown in the epicurve Since 1st January to 11 March, a total of 3082 cases were reported.
                    ...

                    Anthrax
                    No case of anthrax was reported this week. The cumulative figure for anthrax is 11.

                    Malaria
                    This week, a total of 10 219 cases and 11 deaths were reported compared with?.cases and?.deaths in the previous week. The following districts are the most affected:
                    Mutoko 1256 (12.3%), Hurungwe 1016 (9.9%),
                    Mutare 952 (9.3%), Nyanga 865(8.5%),
                    Chimanimani 859(8.4%), Makonde 599 (5.9%)
                    and Mutasa 569 (5.6%).
                    Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 100 779 cases and 79 deaths (CFR = 0.08%) were reported.

                    ...
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                    • #11
                      Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                      Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
                      Number 161 Epidemiological week 17 (week ending 29 April 2012)

                      Highlights: Week 17 (23? 29 April 2012)
                      - 34 typhoid cases reported
                      - 11 557 malaria cases and 7 deaths reported

                      A. General Context
                      Typhoid outbreak in Harare is still on-going since 10 October, 2011. The disease has spread to other provinces. However the weekly number of cases has declined.
                      No reports of cholera, influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                      B. Epidemic prone diseases
                      Typhoid outbreak
                      Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease has also spread to Chitungwiza City,
                      Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura district), Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba and Chegutu districts) and Midlands Province (Chirumanzu district). As of 29 April 2012, a total of 4608 cases had been reported. The
                      distribution of the cumulative cases is as shown in table 1 below.
                      From 26 October 2011 to date, 67 samples were laboratory confirmed to be S.typhi of which 63 were from Harare and 4 from Bindura.
                      This week, a total of 36 cases were reported consisting of 34 cases for week 17 all from Harare and late reporting of 2 cases of week 16.
                      In the previous week 33 cases had been reported countrywide. Since week 52 of 2011, a decrease in the number of cases reported weekly has been observed as is shown in the epidemic-curve.
                      Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 3419 cases have been reported.
                      ...

                      Anthrax
                      No cases of anthrax have been reported this week. The cumulative figure for anthrax is 17.

                      Malaria
                      This week, a total of 11 557 cases and 7 deaths were reported as compared with 12621 cases and 11 deaths in the previous week. The
                      following districts are the most affected:
                      ...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                        Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin

                        Number 164 Epidemiological week 20 (week ending 20 May 2012)

                        Highlights: Week 20 (14 – 20 May 2012)
                         6 cholera cases reported in Chiredzi District
                         No typhoid cases reported in Harare City
                         7541 malaria cases and 9 deaths reported
                        ...
                        A. General Context
                        Typhoid outbreak in Harare is still on-going since 10 October, 2011. The disease has spread to other provinces. However the weekly number of cases has declined.
                        A cholera outbreak has been reported in Chiredzi district.
                        Malaria outbreak has been reported in Mudzi district and seasonal increases in the number of cases have been reported in many other districts.
                        No reports of influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                        B. Epidemic prone diseases
                        Cholera outbreak
                        A cholera outbreak has been reported in Chiredzi district. The index case was a 45 years old male from Njiga Kraal. He had the following symptoms: abdominal pains, diarrhoea and vomiting on 3 May 2012 and presented at Old Boli clinic on the same day. Stool sample collected from him for laboratory diagnosis was found positive on 5 May 2012. Of the three isolates of specimens sent to the National Microbiological Reference Laboratory
                        (NMRL) for quality control and sero typing, one was confirmed for Vibrio cholerae Inaba. As of 20 May 2012, a total of 16 cases have been reported of which 7 were laboratory confirmed to be positive.
                        ...
                        Typhoid outbreak
                        Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease eventually spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura district), Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba and Chegutu districts) and Midlands Province (Chirumanzu district). As of 20 May 2012, a total of 4681 cases have been reported. The distribution of the cumulative cases is as shown in Table 1 below.
                        ...
                        From 26 October 2011 to date, 67 samples were laboratory confirmed to be S. typhi of which 63 were from Harare and 4 from Bindura. This week, no cases were reported from Harare. In the previous week 6 cases were reported countrywide. The epidemic curve is shown in Figure 1.
                        The map (Figure 2) shows the distribution of cumulative cases by place of residence in Harare City since the beginning of the outbreak to date.
                        ...
                        Anthrax
                        No cases of anthrax have been reported this week. The cumulative figure for anthrax is 17.

                        Malaria
                        This week, a total of 7541 cases and 9 deaths (CFR= 0.12&#37 were reported as compared with 9378 cases and 8 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) in the previous week. The 10 most affected districts are shown in Table 3. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 190 770 cases and 149 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) has been reported.
                        ...
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                        • #13
                          Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                          Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin

                          Number 165 Epidemiological week 21 (week ending 27 May 2012)

                          Highlights: Week 21 (21 ? 27 May 2012)
                           3 cholera cases reported in Chiredzi District
                           Late reporting of 46 typhoid cases by Mash West
                           6310 malaria cases and 2 deaths reported
                          ...
                          A. General Context
                          Typhoid outbreak in Harare is still on-going since 10 October, 2011. The disease has spread to other provinces. However the weekly number of cases has declined.
                          A cholera outbreak has been reported in Chiredzi district.
                          Malaria outbreaks have been reported in the following districts: Mudzi, Seke, Hurungwe, Makonde, Zvimba, Mt Darwinand Beitbridge and seasonal increases in the number of cases have been reported in many other districts.
                          No reports of influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                          B. Epidemic prone diseases
                          Cholera outbreak
                          A cholera outbreak has been reported in Chiredzi district. The index case was a 45 years old male from Njiga Kraal. He had the following symptoms: abdominal pains, diarrhoea and vomiting on 3 May 2012 and presented at Old Boli clinic on the same day. Stool sample collected from him for laboratory diagnosis was found positive on 5 May 2012. Of the three isolates of specimens sent to the National Microbiological Reference Laboratory
                          (NMRL) for quality control and sero typing, one was confirmed for Vibrio cholerae Inaba.
                          Three cholera cases were reported from Chiredzi. As of 27 May 2012, a total of 19 cases have been reported of which 8 were laboratory confirmed to be positive.
                          ...
                          Typhoid outbreak
                          Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease eventually spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura district), Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba and Chegutu districts) and Midlands Province (Chirumanzu district). As of 27 May 2012, a total of 4725 cases have been reported. The distribution of the cumulative cases is as shown in Table 1 below.
                          ...
                          From 26 October 2011 to date, 68 samples were laboratory confirmed to be S. typhi of which 63 were from Harare and 4 from Bindura.
                          This week, no cases were reported from Harare. In the previous week no cases were reported countrywide. The epidemic curve is shown in Figure 1.
                          The map (Figure 2) shows the distribution of cumulative cases by place of residence in Harare City since the beginning of the outbreak to date.
                          ...
                          Anthrax
                          No cases of anthrax have been reported this week. The cumulative figure for anthrax is 17.
                          Malaria
                          This week, a total of 6310 cases and 2 deaths were reported as compared with 7541 cases and 9 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) in the previous week.
                          The 10 most affected districts are shown in Table 3. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 197 080 cases and 151 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) has been reported.
                          ...
                          http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...eport_4158.pdf
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                          • #14
                            Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                            Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
                            Number 166 Epidemiological week 22 (week ending 3 June 2012)

                            Highlights: Week 22: 28 May ? 3 June 2012)
                             No cholera cases reported
                             3 typhoid cases reported
                             6181 malaria cases and 9 deaths reported
                            ...
                            A. General Context
                            A cholera outbreak was reported in in Chiredzi district from 3 to 25 May 2012.
                            Typhoid outbreak in Harare is still on-going since 10 October, 2011. The disease has spread to other provinces. However the weekly number of cases has now markedly declined.
                            Malaria outbreaks have been reported in the following districts: Mudzi, Seke, Hurungwe, Makonde, Zvimba, Mt Darwin and Beitbridge and seasonal increases in the number of cases have been reported in many other districts.
                            No reports of influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                            B. Epidemic prone diseases
                            Cholera outbreak
                            A cholera outbreak has been reported in Chiredzi district. The index case was a 45 years old male from Njiga Kraal. He had the following symptoms: abdominal pains, diarrhoea and vomiting on 3 May 2012 and presented at Old Boli clinic on the same day.
                            Stool sample collected from him for laboratory diagnosis was found positive on 5 May 2012. Of the three isolates of specimens sent to the National Microbiological Reference Laboratory (NMRL) for quality control and sero typing, one was confirmed for Vibrio cholerae Inaba.
                            No cholera cases were reported this week. The last case was reported on the 25th of May. As of 3 June 2012, a total of 19 cases have been reported of which 8 were laboratory confirmed to be positive.
                            ...
                            Typhoid outbreak
                            Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of Typhoid Fever. The disease has spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura district), Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba
                            and Chegutu districts) and Midlands Province (Chirumanzu district). As of 3 June 2012, a total of 4769 cases have been reported. From 26 October 2011 to date, 68 samples were laboratory confirmed to be S. typhi of which 63
                            were from Harare and 4 from Bindura.
                            This week 3 new cases have been reported. In addition, 41 cases previously recorded in Harare City have been reported at national level. . The typhoid epidemic curve is shown in Figure 1.
                            ...
                            Anthrax
                            This week, one anthrax case in human has been reported from Shurugwi district. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 17 anthrax case in human has been reported.

                            Malaria
                            This week, a total of 6181 malaria cases and 9 deaths (CFR= 0.15%) have been reported as compared with 6310 cases and 2 deaths (CFR=
                            0.08%) in week 21. Table 3 shows the 10 most affected districts. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 203 621 cases and 160 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) has been reported.
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                              Re: Epidemiological Bulletins Dec 25 2011 - date

                              Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin
                              Number 168 Epidemiological week 24 (week ending 17 June 2012)

                              Highlights: Week 24:11 -17 June 2012)
                               1 cholera death reported in Chiredzi district
                               1 typhoid case reported in Chegutu district
                               5205 malaria cases and 4 deaths reported
                              ...
                              A. General Context
                              On 3 May 2012, an outbreak of cholera was reported in Chiredzi district.
                              Since 10 October 2011, an outbreak of typhoid fever has been reported in Harare City. The disease spread to other provinces.
                              Suspected outbreaks of malaria have been reported in the following districts: Mudzi, Seke, Hurungwe, Makonde, Zvimba, Mt Darwin and Beitbridge. Seasonal increases in the number of cases have been reported in other districts.
                              One suspected/confirmed typhoid case reported in Chegutu.
                              No reports of influenza A and measles outbreaks countrywide.

                              B. Epidemic prone diseases
                              Cholera outbreak
                              On 3 May 2012, Chiredzi district reported an outbreak of cholera. As of 17 June 2012, a total of 22 cases including 1 death (CRF= 4.54%) were reported of which 11 were found positive by laboratory test. One cholera death reported from Old Boli Clinic on the 19th of June 2012.

                              Typhoid outbreak
                              Since 10 October 2011, Harare City has been experiencing an outbreak of typhoid fever. The disease also spread to Chitungwiza City, Mashonaland Central Province (Bindura district), Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba
                              and Chegutu districts) and Midlands Province (Chirumanzu district). This week one new case was reported from Chegutu district. The last case was in Chegutu was reported on the 15th April 2012. As of 17 June 2012, a total of 4781 cases and 2 deaths (CFR= 0.04%) have been reported of which 68 were laboratory confirmed.
                              The typhoid fever epidemic curve is shown in Figure 1.
                              ...
                              Anthrax
                              This week, no anthrax case was reported. Since the beginning of 2012, a total of 18 anthrax cases in human have been reported.

                              Malaria
                              This week, a total of 5205 malaria cases and 4 deaths (CFR= 0.08%) have been reported while 6232 cases and 3 deaths (CFR= 0.05%) were reported in week 23. Since the beginning of 2012, 215 903 cases and 167 deaths (CFR=
                              0.08%) have been reported through the weekly surveillance system. Table 3 shows the 10 most
                              affected districts.
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