Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2002 - Cholera in Malawi

06 September 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 24 August 2002 the Ministry of Health has reported  755 cases and 24 deaths (case-fatality rate,  3.17%) in the Nkhotakota region since the beginning of the year.

WHO, along with UNICEF is assisting the Ministry of Health to implement measures to control the outbreak including the strengthening of surveillance systems.

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