Outbreak of Cholera, East-Akim Municipality, Ghana, November, 2010

Background: Cholera is an acute infectious illness with profuse watery diarrhea caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 or O139. World–wide, an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases with 100,000–120,000 deaths occur annually. In Ghana, over 9000 cholera-cases with 250 deaths were recorded in 1999. Provision of safe water and sanitation prevents cholera outbreaks. On October 29th 2010, the East-Akim Municipality (EAM) received a report of suspected cholera outbreak.

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Joseph Opare 1, 2, Der1, 2, K .Afakye1, G. Bonsu2 C. Ohuabunwo1, E. Afari1, S. Sackey1, F. Wurapa1, J.

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