During the period between November, 2007 and February 2008, 995 cases, including 19 deaths of acute watery diarrhea [CFR=1.9%] , were reported from Luuq and Belet Xawa of Gedo region, Somalia.
Stool specimens sent to KEMRI laboratory in Kenya in November 2007 and January 2008 tested positive for V. cholerae serotype Inaba. A WHO assessment revealed weaknesses in surveillance, data collection, case management and outbreak control measures in the health facilities and areas visited. As a response, WHO and its partners provided diarrheal disease kits and chlorine sachets for household water chlorination; response operations were delayed because of issues related to security
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office ,
Cholera in Somalia,
Wkly. Epidemiol. Monit. 2008;
1- Views : 2