1998 - Cholera in the Comoros Islands
10 February 1998
Disease Outbreak Reported
Up to 7 February a total of 193 cases with 8 deaths (CFR 4.14%) had been reported on Grande Comore Island. Although the first cases were recorded in Mbéni, 77 of the 193 cases have occurred in Moroni and 12 districts and villages in and around the capital.
Measures to prevent further spread and for the effective treatment of cases have been implemented by the cholera task force which was recently set-up by the Ministry of Health and WHO.