Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2000 - Cholera in the Federated States of Micronesia

06 July 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

An outbreak of cholera was first reported on 17 April by the public health authorities of Pohnpei island. As of 26 June, 954 cases and 9 deaths had been reported to WHO, on the basis of inpatient and outpatient data from the Pohnpei hospital and community-based dispensaries. Vibrio cholerae serotype Ogawa has been isolated. Preventive and control measures are being implemented.

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