Ethiopia – Chikungunya, Cholera, Measles, Dengue Fever
There are a number of infectious disease outbreaks currently in Ethiopia:
Chikungunya – The latest numbers from officials in Ethiopia show that the outbreak in Dire Dawa has grown to 51,361 cases, with no deaths, since it started in August.
Cholera – Since the first case of cholera was reported, 1,708 cases have been reported, including 11 deaths. There are active outbreaks in Oromia, Somali, SNNP, Amhara and Afar regions. A total of 54 cases have been laboratory confirmed.
Dengue fever – A dengue fever outbreak was reported in Gewane woreda of Afar region on September 16. Total cases so far are 536.
Measles – For the past 10 months, Ethiopia has been experiencing a measles outbreak, which began in Oromio region and later affected three additional regions: Afar, Amhara and Somali. Since the beginning of the year, a total of 8,514 suspected measles cases including 57 deaths (case fatality ratio 0.67%), were reported.