Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 6 March 2018


from UN Children's Fund Published on 06 Mar 2018 View Original

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More than 8,459 cholera / AWD cases and 150 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.8%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Currently, 8 out of the 21 countries in ESAR are reporting active transmission of cholera / AWD (Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia). During the week under review, Uganda reported the highest number of new cases (485 cases including 5 deaths), followed by Tanzania (321 cases including 7 deaths). 7 out of the 8 countries with active transmission have recorded CFR above 1% in 2018, with Uganda and Malawi recording the highest CFR at 2.5%, each...