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Chronology of Epidemics Across The Globe
Major Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases in Different Countries in 1997-99
  • Cholera throughout the Eastern Africa, affected more than 10 countries over several months and caused hundreds and thousands of cases
  • Thousands of yellow fever deaths in seven countries of Africa and South America
  • Meningococcal meningitis causing more than 70,000 cases in Africa
  • Typhoid fever due to drug resistant organisms in Tadjikistan
  • More than 30,000 cases of epidemic typhus in Burundi
  • Hundreds of deaths Avian Influenza in Hong Kong
  • Rift Valley fever
  • Yellow fever in Kenya and Somalia causing thousands of cases and hundreds of deaths
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