Epidemiological Aspects Of Cholera In Côte D'Ivoire From 2002 To 2013

Lallié Hermane Désiré, Dago Dougba Noel*
2016 Zenodo  
Our study aimed to identify the main epidemiological characteristics of cholera in Côte d'Ivoire. Methods: It consisted of a descriptive retrospective analysis of all reported suspected and confirmed cases of cholera at the National Institute of Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire from 2002 to 2013. Results: During this period, 8028 suspect case of cholera were recorded and 101 cases had been confirmed out of 462 cases sampled. The most affected regions with 44.1% and 25.3% respectively were
more » ... ctively were "Lagunes 1" and "Lagunes 2", Southern of Côte d'Ivoire. The adults (as from 15 years old) with nearly 80% of cases where mostly affected category. Notifications on sex and clinical symptoms were not available. Out of 8 028 notified cases, 297 deaths were deplored (case fatality rate 3.7%). Conclusion: Our study showed that cholera is a real public health problem in tropical sub-Saharan Africa area particularly in Côte d'Ivoire. Then, efficient and effective fight against this disease in above mentioned area were required applying better prevention approach as well as improving population living conditions.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.161533 fatcat:27lralm455ctbee7q7gant3o2u