1998 - Cholera/acute diarrhoea in Somalia
18 December 1998
Disease Outbreak Reported
A significant increase in the number of cases of acute diarrhoea has been reported to WHO by Médecins sans frontières (Spain), who have opened their cholera treatment centre in North Mogadishu as a result. An average of 14 cases are being admitted daily to this facility. There have also been reports of a considerable increase in the number of cases of acute diarrhoea admitted to Benadir hospital in South Mogadishu since mid-November. Of 22 stool samples tested, 20 were positive for cholera. In areas surrounding Mogadishu, there has been no significant increase in acute diarrhoea cases.