Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in Senegal- update

31 March 2005

During the week of 21-27 March, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported 757 cases, an increase from 428 cases in the week before (see previous report). However, the outbreak appears to be stabilizing at present.

The Ministry of Health, with WHO support is continuing to carry out active surveillance and to raise awareness about the disease and the need for prevention at the individual level. During the pilgrimage, "le Magal de Touba" 120 additional medical posts were available and the Senegalese authorities disseminated health education messages throughout the community.