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Cholera Platform

Against cholera

Currents outbreaks

Ghana : Situation Report on Cholera Outbreak 14 November 2016

Key Highlights

The cholera outbreak in Cape Coast continues to evolve as 16 new cases were reported on 14 November

2016. The total number of cholera cases registered as of 14 November 2016 stands at 370 with no death. The previous week witnessed an escalation in the evolution of the outbreak, with the trend attaining a second peak when 32 new cases were reported on 11 November 2016 (see fig. 1 in infographic).

The outbreak is still localised to Cape Coast though AAK district is increasingly reporting more cases. AAK is the only adjoining district with local community transmission. The rapid spread of the cholera outbreak denotes the huge exposure risk factors in the community. This requires enhanced and comprehensive implementation of outbreak containment measures.

Six-teen (16) new cases of cholera were reported from Cape Coast on 14 November 2016. The cholera incidence has shown a slight reduction in the last two days following an apparent upsurge observed in the previous week. The epi-centre of the outbreak has remained the environs of Cape Coast University including student halls and hostels.

The Ministry of Health has provided GHc 100,000.00 to Cape Coast Regional Health Directorate to support cholera outbreak response activities. The money will go a long way in easing some of the operational challenges.

The cholera outbreak in Cape Coast continues to evolve as 16 new cases were reported on 14 November 2016.

The total number of cholera cases registered as of 14 November 2016 stands at 370 with no death. The previous week witnessed an escalation in the evolution of the outbreak, with the trend attaining a second peak when 32 new cases were reported on 11 November 2016 (see fig. 1 in infographic). The outbreak is still localised to Cape Coast though AAK district is increasingly reporting more cases. AAK is the only adjoining district with local community transmission. The rapid spread of the cholera outbreak denotes the huge exposure risk factors in the community. This requires enhanced and comprehensive implementation of outbreak containment measures.