from UN Children’s Fund

Published on 04 Feb 2019

– 7 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 941 cholera cases and 8 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.9%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Apart from Kenya, outbreaks from the rest of the countries spilled over from 2018. Kenya accounts for 60.8% (572) of the total cases reported this year, followed by Somalia at 21% (198). In 2019, highest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been recorded in Zimbabwe at 8.9%.
– Of the 7 countries with reported cholera/ AWD outbreaks in ESAR since week 1 of 2019, 5 (Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe) have ongoing cholera outbreaks. During the week under review, Kenya reported the highest number of new cases (101 cases).

Credit: CDC

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