Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2001 - Cholera in Chad - Update

06 August 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 3 August, WHO has reported a total of 1111 cases including 33 deaths. The majority of cases are from N'djamena district (921 cases, 27 deaths), while Massakory has reported 156 cases, 5 deaths, Bongo 24 cases, 1 death and Bol, 10 cases.

The ongoing Emergency Coordination Committee in the Ministry of Health, assisted by WHO, UNICEF and NGOs is overseeing the containment of the outbreak and sent a team to Massakory to assess the situation.  Surveillance strengthening, health education and improving public hygiene is continuing.

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