Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in Senegal- update 5

27 May 2005

From the week 16-22 May 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 766 cases and 8 deaths (case fatality rate 1.04%). The outbreak has affected the districts of Diourbel, Fatick, Louga and Dakar. Diourbel is still the most severely affected region with 370 cases, an increase of 64 cases since last week. Cases appear to be increasing in Fatick and Louga districts as well.

The Ministry of Health continues to administer its control measures (see previous report) and WHO has provided cholera kits to assist in these efforts.