Evaluation and use of surveillance system data toward the identification of high-risk areas for potential cholera vaccination: a case study from Niger.
AffiliationEpicentre-8, Rue St-Sabin, 75011 Paris, France; Direction régionale de la Santé Publique, Maradi, Niger; Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université de Niamey, Niamey, Niger.
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JournalBMC Research Notes
AbstractIn 2008, Africa accounted for 94% of the cholera cases reported worldwide. Although the World Health Organization currently recommends the oral cholera vaccine in endemic areas for high-risk populations, its use in Sub-Saharan Africa has been limited. Here, we provide the principal results of an evaluation of the cholera surveillance system in the region of Maradi in Niger and an analysis of its data towards identifying high-risk areas for cholera.