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Weekly epidemiological record 2016

Cholera remains a significant public health problem in many parts of the world. In 2016, 38 countries reported a total of 132 121 cases including 2420 deaths, resulting in an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.8%. Although this represents a 23% decrease in the number of cases reported compared with 2015 (172 454 cases), the decline is, nonetheless, accompanied by a more than doubling of the CFR (0.8% in 2015). Cholera was reported from countries in all regions: 17 countries in Africa, 12 in Asia, 4 in Europe, 4 in the Americas, and 1 in Oceania. Five countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania Yemen, together accounted for 80% of all cases. Of cases reported globally, 54% were from Africa, 13% from Asia and 32% from Hispaniola. Imported cases were reported from 9 countries (

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