1996 - Cholera in Rwanda and Zaire
13 December 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
Rwanda. A total of 106 cases and 10 deaths have been reported since 16 November in Runda transit camp, 20 kms from Kigali. WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health in follow up and close monitoring of diarrhoeal diseases at commune level, particularly among recent returnees.
Zaire. A total of 1133 cases and 23 deaths have occurred in Goma Hospital since 16 November and the local WHO epidemiologist reports that the number of cases has now stabilized.