Posted by: APO | 19 June 2017

Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa: 876 suspected cases, including 186 pregnant women admitted to hospital

In southeastern Niger, the hepatitis E outbreak declared two months ago is particularly affecting pregnant women. Of the 186 women admitted to the main maternal and paediatric health centre in the town of Diffa[1], 34 died of severe complications related to the disease. Of the 876 cases of hepatitis E reported on 11 June, the majority are displaced people and refugees, 247,900 according to the authorities.… Read more on


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