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Joint Cholera Initiative for Southern Africa (JCISA) - Sub-regional up-date on Cholera; 2017 – Week 6

Highlights

  • Pleasing to report is the noticeable decline in cases in Tanzania – for week six, only 20 cases were reported and indeed, the daily bulletin for 19 February states that “No (0) new suspected cholera case was reported”. This is the first zero case report since the current outbreak started in August 2015!
  • Mozambique Ministry of Health reports as at 16 February; 216 suspected cases from four sites: Maputo city, Matola city (neighbouring Maputo) and Namialo and Monapo districts located in Nampula province in the north of the country). The current outbreak in Maputo is the first in that city for three years.
  • Meanwhile the outbreak in two cities in the north of Angola (Soyo and Cabinda) is declining, according to the Ministry of Health, but cases have been reported in the capital Angola – these are assumed to be linked with the Soyo outbreak.
  • No cases are reported from the other southern African countries.
Organization(s): 
World Health Organization
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OXFAM
Original Publication Date: 
06 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report