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WHO Report on Global Surveillance of Epidemic-prone Infectious Diseases - Cholera: Previous page | 1,2,3,4,5,6

Conclusions

  1. The seventh pandemic is still ongoing and the number of affected countries continues to increase especially in Africa.
  2. We do not know whether epidemic strain V. cholerae O139 Bengal will continue to be restricted to its present geographical area, or spread further. The threat of a new pandemic caused by V. cholerae O139 Bengal cannot be ruled out.
  3. An increasing number of geographic areas are becoming endemic for cholera reflecting a failure of effective epidemic control.
  4. Case fatality rates in Africa remain unacceptably high.

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