Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in Angola - update 4

9 June 2006

As of 6 June 2006, Angola has reported a total of 43 076 cases and 1642 deaths (overall case-fatality rate (CFR) 3.8%). In the last 24 hours, 280 new cases including 8 deaths have been reported. Fourteen out of 18 provinces are affected; of all cases, 51% have occurred in Luanda and 18% 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 200-280 cases is still being reported. (see epicurve below for weekly incidence)

The trend to decline continues to be observed in the provinces of Kwanza Norte, Bengo, Malange, and Luanda. The provinces with higher number of daily cases are Luanda (48%), Namibe (17.6%), Kwanza Sul (4.9%), Huila (4.9%) and Uige (4.4%).

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A plan of action for cholera has been drawn up and agreed upon by all partners at country level, for a short, medium and long-term response.

WHO continues to provide support in surveillance, water and sanitation, social mobilization and logistics together with the Ministry of Health.

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