Humanitarian Health Action

Protracted crises

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Cholera and measles outbreaks

9 November 2015 -- Cholera epidemic remains a concern specially in the most affected healtzone of Kaelmie. There has been 133 cholera cases and 2 deaths (fatality rate1.50%). The deaths are mainly caused of late arrival to the cholera treatment centers, many could have been saved with earlier treatment. Mealses also remains a concern as in the whole country there has been 36 110 cases with 474 deaths (CFR 1.3%). There is currently an epidemic in Katanga Province in Southeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.