Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2000 - Cholera in Madagascar - Update

08 March 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

From 1 December 1999 until 3 March 2000, a total of 12 481 cases of cholera with 736 deaths was reported, compared with a total of 8 665 cases with 490 deaths reported during the period March to November 1999.

The WHO Regional Office for Africa has participated in various activities in response to the cholera situation and took part in  the initial investigation of the outbreak in the northern part of the country in March 1999. WHO has continued to provide technical support with other partners and is standing by to provide further assistance immediately if requested by the health authorities of Madagascar.

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