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.