17 Apr 2018 Venezuela

The diphtheria outbreak that began in July 2016 remains active. Since the start of the outbreak until 4 March 2018, a total of 1,602 suspected cases were reported (324 cases in 2016, 1,040 in 2017, and 238 in 2018), of which 976 were confirmed by laboratory (314) or epidemiological-link (662), and 142 died.

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16 Nov 2017 Venezuela

As of 15 November 2017, a total of 511 cases (146 confirmed) have been reported between 1 January and 21 October 2017. More than half of the cases were in 5-19 year olds. In 2016, 324 cases were reported for the first time in 23 years.

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12 May 2017 Venezuela

As of 12 May 2017, the cumulative total for 2016 was 324 cases. These were the first cases to be reported for Venezuela in 23 years.

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17 Oct 2016 Bolivar. Venezuela

As of 6 October 2016, three fatal cases in children have been reported in Bolivar State. These are the first cases in Venezuela for 23 years. A number of suspected cases are currently under investigation.

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