Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in Chad

26 July 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 25 July 2001, the Ministry of Health of Chad reported a total of 608 cases including 20 deaths.  The majority of cases have been in N'djamena district, with 22 cases and 2 deaths reported from newly affected areas: 17 cases in Massakory, 4 cases in Bongo and 1 case in Moundou.

WHO is working with the Ministry of Health and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) to assist in responding to the outbreak.  Control measures including strengthening surveillance, health education and improvement of public hygiene in food outlets.  WHO have provided additional supplies.