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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2023-000202
Country: GIN Guinea
Location: Kankan
Date (YMD): 2023-9-5
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Information Source:WHO
Comments: On 5 September 2023, the Ministry of Health notified WHO of the current diphtheria outbreak in Guinea. Since 4 July and as of 13 October 2023, 538 cases have been reported in the Kankan region, including 18 confirmed cases. In total, 58 deaths including 13 among confirmed cases were registered (case fatality rate (CFR) among all cases, 11%)., and 461 contacts are being followed up. Of the cases reported, 62% are female. The 1-4 years age group, with 445 cases, accounted for the largest proportion of reported cases, 82%, followed by the 5-9 years age group, with 5% and 5% for the 10 years and above age group. Children under the age of 12 months make up 7% of reported cases. None of the 538 cases were vaccinated.
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