Emergencies preparedness, response

2000 - Cholera in Madagascar - Update 2

16 March 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

From 1 December 1999 until 13 March 2000, a total of 15 173 cases of cholera with 860 deaths (case-fatality rate 5.7%) has been reported.
The epidemic is spreading and now affects six provinces: Toliary, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Toamasina and Fianarantsoa.
WHO is undertaking a mission to support the Ministry of Health in its efforts to respond to the epidemic.

For previous reports, please see: 8 March 2000 and  28 January 2000