1999 - Cholera in Madagascar
14 April 1999
Disease Outbreak Reported
Cholera cases have been reported in Madagascar for the first time. Between 24 March and 12 April, 278 cases of acute diarrhoea were reported. The first cholera case confirmed in the laboratory was diagnosed as V.cholerae O1 Ogawa. The areas affected are in the west of Madagascar in the districts of Antsohihy and Mahajanga (Mahajanga Province).
Strict control measures have been put in place and a task force from the Ministry of Health went immediately to the area.