A cholera outbreak in Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria, has claimed 13 lives out of 160 cases reported in the last six days.
Cholera has claimed the lives of 29 people in Kenya so far in 2018.
This cases surprised health officials because cholera is rare in Canada, with only seven imported cases occurring in the last five years.
Approximately 560 cholera cases have been reported in Bauchi, Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in February.
The number of people suspected to be infected with cholera in Tana River County has risen to 242.
The cholera outbreak was first reported in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp and has since spread to four villages in Kabwooya Sub-county and in some parts of Hoima Municipality.
The Malawi Ministry of Health reports the number of cholera cases has risen from 546 recorded in January to 718 in 13 of Malawi’s 28 districts with 19 deaths.
Since the end of November, Kinshasa province has reported 1065 cholera cases including 43 deaths in 32 out of 35 health zones.
More than 30 Congolese refugees have died from a cholera epidemic in neighboring Uganda this week.
The immunization drive is part of an effort to control an ongoing cholera outbreak, and is using vaccines dispatched from the global stockpile oral cholera vaccine.