Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - Cholera in Mozambique

28 June 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 17 June, WHO has received reports from the Ministry of Health, Mozambique of 2 028 cases and 17 deaths (case-fatality rate,  0.84 %) in  Cabo Delgado province since 1 January 2002.  A total of 5 districts in Cabo Delgado province including Pemba, Namuno, Mocimboa da praia, Quissanga and Macomia have been affected. There has been a marked increase in the number of cases from April 2002 in Mocimboa da Praia and from May in Quissanga and Macomia. The Ministry of Health has sent an epidemiologist to investigate the outbreak and provide technical support.