Cholera Epidemics, War and Disasters around Goma and Lake Kivu: An Eight-Year Survey

  title={Cholera Epidemics, War and Disasters around Goma and Lake Kivu: An Eight-Year Survey},
  author={Didier Bompangue and Patrick Giraudoux and Martine Piarroux and Guy Mutombo and Rick Shamavu and Bertrand Sudre and Annie Mutombo and Vital Mondonge and Renaud Piarroux},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  pages={4645 - 4654}
BACKGROUND During the last eight years, North and South Kivu, located in a lake area in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, have been the site of a major volcano eruption and of numerous complex emergencies with population displacements. These conditions have been suspected to favour emergence and spread of cholera epidemics. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In order to assess the influence of these conditions on outbreaks, reports of cholera cases were collected weekly from each health… CONTINUE READING
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