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2014-2015 West and Central African cholera outbreak

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Date June 2014 (2014-06)-present
Location
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Casualties
Reported deaths: 1,475[1]
Reported cases: 84,675[2]
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Declared in June 2014, the West and Central African cholera outbreak as of January 25, 2015 claimed 1,683 registered deaths and over 91,361 reported cases with a reported case fatality rate (CFR) of 2% in 11 countries, which is 3 times more than in 2013. The case fatality ratio is high in the Sahelian area, equal or greater than 2%, especially in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Nigeria, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo being the most affected countries with Ghana reporting its worst outbreak since 1982.[3][4]

In January 2015 the Greater Accra Region and Volta region still reported cases of Cholera while in the rest of Ghana the outbreak was declared over.[5] As of January 11 the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana and Nigeria are the countries with highest number of new cases of the disease in 2015.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Cholera in Ghana" (PDF). UNICEF. 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cholera in Ghana" (PDF). UNICEF. 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cholera in Ghana" (PDF). UNICEF. 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Outbreak in Ghana worst since 1982". GhanaWeb. 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cholera in Ghana". Daily Guide. 26 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "UNICEF report week 2, 2015". UNICEF. 29 January 2015.