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Cholera Cases and Total Number of Deaths Reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), and Number of Countries Reporting, 1950-1998
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Abstract: Cholera was the first disease for which modern public health surveillance and reporting was carried out in an organized way. It is one of the three diseases currently reportable under the International Health Regulations (IHR) of 1969. According to those regulations, national health administrations should report the first cases of cholera on their territory to WHO within 24 hours of their being ... View entire text
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Description: WHO Report on Global Surveillance of Epidemic-prone Infectious Diseases - Cholera
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Health Organization Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response
Dataset Title: Cholera, Cases and Total Number of Deaths Reported to WHO, and Number of Countries Reporting, 1950-1998
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Publisher: World Health Organization
Data Presentation Form: PDF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Yearly
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
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Quality The data presented in this report have been obtained from official reports to WHO. As is the case with other diseases under the IHR, notification of cases is mandatory, but reporting is not complete. Countries are reluctant to report cholera for political and economic reasons. They fear loss of tourism and trade, and travel restrictions. This results in considerable delays in reporting, and in ... View entire text
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Cholera and other epidemic diarrhoeal diseases control - Technical cards on environmental sanitation, World Health Organization, 1997. WHO/EMC/DIS/97.6.

Epidemic diarrhoeal disease preparedness and response - Training and practice, 1998. Facilitator's guide, World Health Organization, 1997, WHO/EMC/DIS/97.4 Rev.1.

Epidemic diarrhoeal disease preparedness and response - Training and practice, Participant's manual, World Health Organization, 1997, WHO/EMC/DIS/97.3.

Guidelines for cholera control, 1993, World Health Organization, Geneva.

Management of the patient with cholera, World Health Organization, 1992, WHO/CDD/SER/91.15 Rev1 (1992).
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23