Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Cholera in Angola - update 3

6 June 2006

As of 31 May 2006, Angola has reported a total of 41 475 cases and 1576 deaths (overall case fatality rate (CFR) 3.8%).

Thirteen out of 18 provinces are affected; of all cases, 51% have occurred in Luanda and 19% in Benguela province. The CFR, broken down by province, ranges between 1 and 30%. Although current trends show a decline in most provinces, a daily incidence of around 250-300 cases is still being reported. (see epicurve below for weekly incidence)

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According to the cumulative attack rate (number of cases/per inhabitants x 100), the most affected provinces are Kwanza Norte (0.94%), Bengo (0.92%), Malange (0.78%), Luanda (0.44%) and Benguela (0.27%).

WHO continues to work with the Ministry of Health and other partners to provide support in coordination, water and sanitation and intensified surveillance.




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