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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2022-000304
Country: ZWE Zimbabwe
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Date (YMD): 2022-9-5
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Comments: Zimbabwe has been hit by a deadly national measles outbreak whose infection rateich has doubled from 1036 to 2056 in four days (as of the 15th of August 2022) and has killed 157 children from 2056 cases reported in all the provinces between April and August 2022 . The disease was first recorded in Manicaland province on the 10th of April in Mutasa district. The government responded through initiating vaccination of children under 5 years regardless of vaccination status. However, the cases have been on the rise and spreading across all the ten provinces of the country with an alarming sharp increase in cases in August which saw doubling of cases between the 10th and 15th of August from 1036 to 2056 and over 157 deaths recorded. The most affected provinces are Manicaland and the Midlands which have 2321 cases (228) and 342 (46 deaths) cases respectively as of the 24th of August 2022. In Manicaland of the 2321 cases recorded, 396 are vaccinated, 1,661 are not vaccinated and 264 have unknown vaccination status whilst of the 228deaths reported, 47 were unvaccinated and 181 vaccination status is unknown. from 30 august Sitrep, • 179 New Cases and 39 Deaths were reported today. The deaths were reported from Manicaland (36) and Mashonaland West (3). • A cumulative total of 5 735 Cases, 4 117 Recoveries and 639 Deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak. • New cases were reported from Matabeleland North (60), Manicaland (49), Mashonaland East (41), Mashonaland West (23), Chitungwiza (11) and Harare (6)
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