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Friday, 23 November 2012 07:17

Recent infectious diseases outbreaks

CHOLERA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

November
28, 2012- as of November 3, 2012, 6,622 suspected cholera cases and 47
suspected cholera-related deaths have been reported for 2012.

 

As
of August 19, 2012, there have been a
total of 26,712 suspected cholera cases and a total 415 suspected
cholera-related deaths since the cholera epidemic began. Cholera cases have
begun to rise due to the rainy season.

August 05, 2012 – An outbreak of cholera has
been ongoing in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. Cases of cholera
have decreased recently (a decline of 60% compared with last year at this
time). However, cases may begin to increase again due to the approaching rainy
season (from June to October). The provinces with the highest number of cases
in March were Santo Domingo, San Juan, and San Cristobal. Dominican Republic
health authorities are taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

Published in Infectious Disease
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:17

Recent infectious diseases outbreaks

DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF CONGO

23
July 2012 –
The Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) has reported a sharp increase in the number of cholera cases in the armed
conflict area of North Kivu. According to the report, 368 new cases were
reported from epidemiological week 24 (11-17 June) to epidemiological week 26
(25 June-1 July). The most affected areas include Birambizo, Goma, Karisimbi,
Kiroshe, Mutwanga, Mweso and Rwanguba.

CUBA

August 22, 2012- The Cuban Ministry of Health has
confirmed the first cholera outbreak in Cuba in more than a century. As of July
31, 2012, 236 confirmed cases and 3 deaths have been reported in the cities of
Manzanillo, Bayamo, Yara, and Campechuela Niquero in Granma Province.
Currently, cases are limited to Granma Province, mostly in Manzanillo.
According to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, control measures have been implemented,
including public awareness campaigns and efforts to ensure safe drinking water
and to improve environmental sanitation.

 

July 27, 2012– The Cuban Ministry of Health has
confirmed the first cholera outbreak in Cuba in more than a century. One hundred
thirty-seven confirmed cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Granma province
in the cities of Manzanillo, Bayamo, Yara, and Campechuela Niquero. Currently,
cases are limited to Granma Province, mostly in Manzanillo

SIERRA
LEONE

8 September 2012 –The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) is closely working with
partners at national and international levels to step up response to the
cholera outbreak that has affected Sierra Leone since the beginning of the
year. As of 5 September 2012, a total of 16 360 cases including 255 deaths with
a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.6% have been reported from 12 out of 13
districts. The western area of the country where the capital city of Freetown
is located, reported more than 60% of all new cases.

 

30
August 2012 –
Since the beginning of the year,
Sierra Leone has recorded 13,934 cases of cholera, with 232 deaths (Case
Fatality Rate of 1.7). The rate of new cases has accelerated rapidly since the
beginning of August. Eleven of the country’s 13 districts are now registering
cases with Western Area and Port Loko being the most affected. The most
recently affected district is Kenema district.

Published in Infectious Disease

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