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    Latest cholera outbreak kills 76 in Ethiopia
    Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-15 21:39:39|Editor: xuxin

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) said on Saturday that a nationwide cholera outbreak has killed 76 people.

    The latest cholera outbreak is particularly severe in the Somali, Southern and Oromia regional states of Ethiopia, state media outlet Ethiopia News Agency quoted the EPHI as saying...

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    Ethiopia: Cholera outbreak response Final Report - DREF n?: MDRET021

    Source IFRC
    Posted 5 Aug 2020
    Originally published 5 Aug 2020


    1 Description of the disaster

    According to the WHO Weekly Bulletin on cholera outbreaks and other emergencies issued on 18 August 2019, from 12 April to 11 August 2019, 1,005 cholera cases, 37 confirmed and 18 associated deaths (cholera case facility rate:

    1.00%) had been reported from five regions and two city administrative in Ethiopia. The affected administrative towns and regions were Oromia (437 cases, 43.5 %), Amhara (202 cases, 20%), Afar (164 cases and 1 death, 16%), Addis Ababa (146 cases, 14.5%), Diredawa (1 case.0.001%), Somali (33 cases, 3%) and Tigray (22 cases, 2%). In the capital, Addis Ababa the main affected sub-cities were Kality and Addis Katema, which account for more than 50% of the cases reported in the town. By 11 August 2019, the total number of deaths recorded was 18. Of these cases, 13 were confirmed by culture of the stool specimen to identify vibrio cholera serogroup presence (5 in Oromia, 4 in Addis Ababa, 2 in Amhara and 2 in Tigray). The main identified risk factor is said to be the contaminated water sources. Prior to this report from WHO, Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) confirmed that there was cholera outbreak in Oromia, Amhara, Somali and Tigray and other cases were reported in Addis Ababa on 4 June 2019...