Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2002 - Cholera in Côte d'Ivoir

13 August 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 14 July 2002 the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 581 cases with 19 deaths (case-fatality rate of 3.27%) since the beginning of the year. There has been a marked increase in the number of cases from July 2002 and a total of 11 districts throughout the country are still affected; Abidjan, Adzope, Bondoukou, Boundiali, Dimbokro, Ferkessedougou, Korhogo, Man, San Pedro, Seguela, Toouba.  Vibrio cholerae El Tor has been laboratory confirmed by the Institut Pasteur, Abidjan.

Local health authorities are implementing measures to control the outbreak and the WHO country office has supported this effort by providing medical supplies.  

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