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A cholera outbreak has been ongoing in Ethiopia since 27 August 2022, according to the World Health Organization.  The index case was reported from Bekay Kebele, Harana Buluk Woreda of Bale Zone, Oromia Region.

Ethiopia, Africa

As of 13 November 2022, a total of 399 suspected cases of cholera have been reported including 274 cases from Oromia region and 125 cases from Somali region. At least 15 of these cases have been laboratory-confirmed through culture. The cumulative attack rate is 89.6 per 100,000 population.

Seventeen deaths have been reported, for a CFR of 4.3%. Six woredas have so far been affected: Berbere (174 cases), Harena Buluk (71), Delo Mena (22), and Gura Damole (7) in Bale Zone of Oromia region, and Guradamole (88) and Kersadula (37) in Liben Zone of Somali region. A total of 38 Kebeles (villages) have reported one or several suspected cases of cholera since the beginning of the outbreak.

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