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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2017-000042
Country: NER Niger
Date (YMD): 2017-4-12
Information Source:OCHA
Comments: The Ministry of Health on 19 April declared an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has killed 25 among 86 infected people. Medical assistance and preventive measures are ongoing to curb the disease which is mostly transmitted through contaminated water. Separately, 2,100 meningitis cases, including 120 deaths, were recorded as of 16 April. The districts of Niamey 2 and Madarounfa (in the southern Maradi region) have reached the epidemic level. A vaccination campaign is ongoing.
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