21 Aug 2019 Namibia
As of 11 August 2019, a total of 6,151 suspected hepatitis E cases have been reported, (1,390 confirmed, 3,966 epidemiologically linked and 795 suspected). The outbreak begun in December 2017 in Windhoek, Khomas region, and eventually spread to the other regions. Khomas region remains the most affected, with 63% of all reported cases, followed by Erongo at 23%.
23 Oct 2018 Namibia
Between September 2017 and 14 October 2018, a cumulative total of 3674 cases of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) including 31 deaths have been reported from seven regions across the country. Of these, 540 are laboratory confirmed, 2657 epidemiologically linked and 477 suspected.
24 Jul 2018 Namibia
The outbreak of hepatitis E which was first reported in Windhoek informal settlements in September 2017 has spread to other regions. Between September 2017 and 5 July 2018 a total of 1,915 cases with 17 deaths were reported in Khomas (1,694), Omusati (103), Erongo (93) and 7 other regions of Namibia (25). A total of 178 cases have been laboratory confirmed.
08 Mar 2018 Windhoek. Namibia
As of 6 March 2018, an outrbeak involving 893 cases (90 confirmed) with six deaths have been reported from informal settlements in Windhoek since December 2017.
06 Feb 2018 Namibia
As of 6 February 2018, the total number of suspected and confirmed cases is 553, with three deaths.
09 Jan 2018 Namibia
As of 5 January 2018, a total of 214 cases have now been reported. Over 39% of the cases are from the Havana informal settlement and 19% from the Goreagab Dam area.
27 Dec 2017
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On 22 December 2017, WHO reported an outbreak of hepatitis E in Windhoek, with one case in Rehoboth. Nine cases are positive, five are negative, twelve are pending, and one result is missing. One death has been reported.