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DR Congo: Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa: 2019 Regional Update - Week 52 [EN/FR]

Countries: Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Nigeria Source: UN Children s Fund Highlights: In 2019, West and Central Africa recorded 34.957 cholera (suspected/confirmed cases) and 629 deaths, 28,648 fewer than in 2018. The drastic drop in the number of cases between 2019 and 2018 is largely due to the decrease of cases in Nigeria, with 29,239 cases in 2018 against 3,513 cases in 2019. However, the general trend of the main countries regularly affected by cholera outbreaks in the region was maintained over the two years. Only Niger did not report any case in 2019. The region s epidemiological curve in 2019 remained very close to that of 2016 throughout the year. Finally, the cholera epidemics in Cameroon, Nigeria and DRC were not extinguished in 2019 and continue into 2020. Faits saillants : En 2019, l Afrique de l Ouest et du Centre a enregistr 34.957 (cas suspects/confirm s) de chol ra et 629 d c s, soit 28,648 cas de moins qu en 2018. La baisse drastique du nombre de cas entre 2019 et 2018 est due en grande partie la diminution des cas au Nigeria avec respectivement 29,239 en 2018 et 3,513 cas en 2019. Cependant la tendance g n rale des principaux pays r guli rement affect s par les flamb es de chol ra dans la r gion a t respect e pendant les deux ans. Seul le Niger n a pas notifi de cas en 2019. La courbe pid miologique de la r gion en 2019 est rest e tr s proche de celle de 2016 toute l ann e. Enfin les pid mies de chol ra du Cameroun, Nigeria et RDC n ont pas t teintes en 2019 et se poursuivent en 2020.


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