Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in Mali - update

4 December 2003

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 2 December 2003, the Ministry of Health, Mali has reported a total number of 1 149 cases, including 78 deaths in the Koulikoro, Segou and Mopti regions ( see previous report).

Médecins sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde are providing technical assistance and supplies. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the WHO Global Task Force on Cholera Control is sending an intervention team and cholera kits .