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2018

16 June 2018

14 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 396 new cases of cholera, including one associated deaths for week 22 (28 May to 3 June) of 2018. There has been a slight upward trend in the cases. The cumulative total of cases is 4 300, including 28 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of the 193 stool samples so far collected from six cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in four regions since the beginning of the year, 63 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. Since the beginning of the outbreak,...

08 June 2018

7 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 357 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 21 (21 to 27 June) of 2018. Among them, 148 cases were reported from the flood-affected areas in the Lower Jubba region. There has been a slight upward trend in cases.  The cumulative total of cases is 3 904, including 27 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of the 181 stool samples so far collected since the beginning of the year, 63 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. Since the beginning...

31 May 2018

31 May 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 1 874 suspected cases and two associated deaths during epidemiological week 20 (14 – 20 May) in 2018. The governorates reporting the highest number of cases are Sanaa (335), Amran (302), Dhamar (262) and Al Hudaydah (257). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases, from 27 April 2017 to 20 May 2018, is 1 100 720 and 2 291 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%). Children under 5 years of age represent 28.8% of the total suspected cases. So far, the cholera outbreak has affected...

24 May 2018

24 May 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 312 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 19 (7 to 13 May) of 2018. Among them, 169 cases were reported from the flood-affected areas in the Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions. The number of newly reported cases has increased for three consecutive weeks. The cumulative total of cases is 3 280, including 21 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Since the beginning of the outbreak, 19 districts in five regions have been affected: 14 districts...

15 May 2018

17 May 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 292 new cases of cholera including four associated deaths for week 18 (30 April to 6 May) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2 968 including 17 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of 153 stool samples so far collected since the begging of this year, 49 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. There has been an increasing number of newly reported cholera cases compared to the previous week where 212 cases including one death.  Since the beginning...

10 May 2018

10 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 212 new cases of cholera including two associated deaths for week 17 (23 to 29 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2 672 including 13 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. The trend shows a slight increase compared to the previous week where 193 cases including one death were reported. Children under two years old represent 46% of the reported cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 18 districts in 5 regions (Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Jubba,...

03 May 2018

3 May 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 1942 suspected cases of cholera, and 2 associated deaths across the country during week 15 (9 - 15 April) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 090 280 and 2 275 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. Children under 5 years old represent 28.8% of the total suspected cases. So far 2 056 stool samples tested, and 1 115 have tested positive (36.5%) in addition to 42 793 rapid diagnosed tests performed. The trend of new cases continue...

03 May 2018

3 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 192 new cases of cholera including one associated death for week 16 (16 to 22 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2460 including 11 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.4%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Children under 2 years old represent 37.5% of the reported cases. Out of 132 stool samples collected this year, 40 have tested positive for the presence of Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In week 16 active transmission of cholera was reported in Jowhar district of Middle Shabelle region, 10...

19 April 2018

19 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 214 new cases of cholera, and zero associated deaths for week 14 (2 to 8 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2090, including 9 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Children under 2 years old represent 44% of the reported cases. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In week 14 active transmission of cholera was reported in Jowhar district of Middle Shabelle region,...

12 April 2018

12 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 112 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 13 (26 March to 1 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 1876 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of vibrio cholerae bacteria.  The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle, and is attributed to...

12 April 2018

12 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 112 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 13 (26 March to 1 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 1876 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of vibrio cholerae bacteria.  The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle, and is attributed to...

05 April 2018

5 April 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 1780 suspected cases of cholera, and 3 associated deaths in the country during week 13 (26  March – 01 April) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1086105 and 2271 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The trend of new cases continue to decline. Out of 305 affected districts, 131 have not reported new cases for the past 3 consecutive weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the highest cumulative suspected cases have been reported in Al Hali (4132), Maqbanah...

30 March 2018

30 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 2082 suspected cases of cholera, and zero deaths in the country during week 12 (19 – 25 March) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 084 191 including 2267 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The trend of new cases has been on the decline since early September 2017. Out of 305 affected districts, 131 have not reported new cases for the past 3 consecutive weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the highest cumulative suspected cases have been...

28 March 2018

28 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 136 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 11 (12 to 18 March) of 2018. Children under 2 represent 45 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1613 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle. New cases continue to be reported in Banadir, Hiran, Lower Jubba, and Middle Shabelle.  Out...

22 March 2018

22 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 164 new cases of cholera, including 1 death recorded during week 10 (5 to 11 March) of 2018. Children under 5 represent 54 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1486 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. New cases have been on the rise in Somalia, especially in Banadir, Hiran, Lower Jubba, and Middle Shabelle which has been a cholera hotspot for the past decade due to limited access to safe water...

22 March 2018

22 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3048 suspected cases of cholera, and 2 associated deaths in the country during week 11 (12 – 18 March) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 081 420 suspected cholera cases and 2267 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The weekly trend for new cases is on the decline since September 2017, and the weekly proportion of severe cases has decreased to 11% of total new cases. During the reported period, the highest number of cases was reported from...

15 March 2018

15 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 174 new cases of AWD/cholera, with zero deaths during week 9 (26 February to 4 March) of 2018. Children under 5 represent 52 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1 313 with 8 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. New cases have been on the rise in Somalia, especially in Banadir, Lower Jubba, Middle Shabelle and Hiran.  WHO is coordinating the planning and implementation of response activities with the Ministry of Health, WASH and...

09 March 2018

9 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3961 suspected cases of cholera, and 4 associated deaths in the country during week 8 (19–25 February) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1069197 suspected cholera cases and 2262 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. So far, 22 out of 23 governorates and 306 out of 333 districts in Yemen have been affected, however the weekly trend for new cases is on the decline. During the reported period, the highest number of cases was reported from Amanat Al Asimah...

01 March 2018

1 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 143 new cases of AWD/cholera, with 1 associated death during week 7 (12–18 February) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases stands at 997 with 8 associated deaths (CFR 0.8%) since the outbreak began in December 2017. Children under 5 represent 67% of the reported cases. New cases have been reported in 16 districts in Banadir, Lower Jubba, Middle Shabelle and Hiran. In Jowhar in Middle Shebelle region, which is one of the cholera hotspots, 9 out of 10 stool samples have tested positive for . Somalia experienced a...

01 March 2018

1 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3362 suspected cases of cholera, and zero associated deaths in the country for week 7 (12–18 February) of 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 063 786 suspected cholera cases and 2258 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The weekly proportion of severe cases has been on the decline, representing only 11% of admitted cases. Out of 306 districts, 132 have not reported new cases for the last three consecutive weeks. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates...

22 February 2018

22 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 98 new cases of AWD/cholera, with 1 associated death during week 6 (February 5 to 11) in 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 850 with 3 associated deaths (CFR 0.4%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  New cases have been reported in 8 districts in Banadir Region, Beletweyne district in Hiran Region, and Kismayo district in Lower Juba region. Out of 84 stool samples, 29 tested positive for . Children under 5 represent 64% of the reported cases.   WHO is coordinating the planning and...

15 February 2018

15 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 103 new cases of AWD/cholera, with no associated death during week 5 (January 29 to February 4) in 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 750 with two associated deaths (CFR 0.3%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Children under 5 represent 64% of the reported cases.   Over the past 5 weeks, there has been an increase in the number of AWD/Cholera cases from Banadir, Lower Jubba, and Hiran. Out of 84 stool samples tested, 24 returned positive for bacteria vibrio cholerae. WHO is coordinating...

15 February 2018

15 February 2018 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3633 suspected cases of cholera, including 1 associated death in the country for week 5 (29 January – 4 February). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 055 788 suspected cholera cases and 2255 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The number of cases has been declining for the past 21 consecutive weeks. The proportion of severe cases now represents only 16.2% of suspected cases. Out of 305 districts, 118 have not reported new cases for the last three consecutive weeks....

08 February 2018

8 February 2018 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 4,920 suspected cases including 4 associated deaths related to cholera in the country for week 4 (22 – 28 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 051 789 suspected cholera cases and 2,252 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The number of cases has been on the decline for the past 20 consecutive weeks. The proportion of severe cases has also decreased significantly, now representing only 9% of admitted cases. Out of 305 districts, 198 still report suspected cholera cases,...

08 February 2018

8 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has recorded 66 new cases of AWD/cholera, with no associated mortality during week 4 (22 – 28 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 334 cases, including 1 death (case fatality rate: 0.3%). The current outbreak of cholera has been reported solely in Banadir and Hiran regions. Of the 66 newly reported cases, 17 were reported from Beledweyne in Hiran region, while 49 new cases were reported from 12 districts in Banadir region.  Although cholera immunization programs have been conducted in some part of these regions in 2017,...

01 February 2018

1 February 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 6410 suspected cases of cholera and 4 associated deaths in week 3 (15–21 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 046 674 including 2248 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017.   The trend of new cases of cholera is downward compared to previous months. The weekly proportion of severe cases is at 10% of the total admitted cases. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates are Amran, Al Mahwit, Al Dhale’e, Hajjah and Sana’a.  WHO, Health cluster and WASH partners...

30 January 2018

28 January 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported a total of 93 new cases of AWD/cholera and zero associated deaths for week 3 (15 – 21 January). The cumulative total of cases since the beginning of the year stands at 268 suspected cases of cholera and 1 associated death with 0.4% case-fatality rate (CFR). Out of 13 stool samples from suspected patients in Banadir Hospital that were tested at the National Public Health Laboratory in Mogadishu, 2 were positive for . Of these total cases, 47% (127) were reported from eight districts in Banadir region and...

18 January 2018

18 January 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 13,045 suspected cases of cholera since the beginning of January 2018, including 6 deaths in the country. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 035 676 including 2244 associated deaths since April 2017. The overall case-fatality rate remains low (0.22%).   A significant decline in reported cases and deaths has been noted compared to previous months. Among the 22 affected governorates, 5 governorates (Al Mahrah, Mokalla, Seyoun, Shabwah, and Abyan) have not reported cases for the past 2 weeks.  The ongoing outbreak is attributed to...

18 January 2018

18 January 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has detected an outbreak of cholera in Beledweyne and Banadir regions starting 4 December 2017, reporting a total of 388 suspected cases and 0 deaths for the month of December. Out of 41 stool samples tested, 21 have proven positive for vibrio cholera bacteria.  WHO and health partners are supporting the Ministry of Health to respond to the outbreak and prevent the spread of the disease through response activities including pre-positioning of supplies, training of community health workers and water quality surveillance. Cholera treatment centres (CTCs) have been opened in Beledweyne and...

2017

16 June 2018

14 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 396 new cases of cholera, including one associated deaths for week 22 (28 May to 3 June) of 2018. There has been a slight upward trend in the cases. The cumulative total of cases is 4 300, including 28 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of the 193 stool samples so far collected from six cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in four regions since the beginning of the year, 63 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. Since the beginning of the outbreak,...

08 June 2018

7 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 357 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 21 (21 to 27 June) of 2018. Among them, 148 cases were reported from the flood-affected areas in the Lower Jubba region. There has been a slight upward trend in cases.  The cumulative total of cases is 3 904, including 27 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of the 181 stool samples so far collected since the beginning of the year, 63 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. Since the beginning...

31 May 2018

31 May 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 1 874 suspected cases and two associated deaths during epidemiological week 20 (14 – 20 May) in 2018. The governorates reporting the highest number of cases are Sanaa (335), Amran (302), Dhamar (262) and Al Hudaydah (257). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases, from 27 April 2017 to 20 May 2018, is 1 100 720 and 2 291 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%). Children under 5 years of age represent 28.8% of the total suspected cases. So far, the cholera outbreak has affected...

24 May 2018

24 May 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 312 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 19 (7 to 13 May) of 2018. Among them, 169 cases were reported from the flood-affected areas in the Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions. The number of newly reported cases has increased for three consecutive weeks. The cumulative total of cases is 3 280, including 21 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Since the beginning of the outbreak, 19 districts in five regions have been affected: 14 districts...

15 May 2018

17 May 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 292 new cases of cholera including four associated deaths for week 18 (30 April to 6 May) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2 968 including 17 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of 153 stool samples so far collected since the begging of this year, 49 tested positive for Vibrio cholera. There has been an increasing number of newly reported cholera cases compared to the previous week where 212 cases including one death.  Since the beginning...

10 May 2018

10 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 212 new cases of cholera including two associated deaths for week 17 (23 to 29 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2 672 including 13 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. The trend shows a slight increase compared to the previous week where 193 cases including one death were reported. Children under two years old represent 46% of the reported cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 18 districts in 5 regions (Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Jubba,...

03 May 2018

3 May 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 1942 suspected cases of cholera, and 2 associated deaths across the country during week 15 (9 - 15 April) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 090 280 and 2 275 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. Children under 5 years old represent 28.8% of the total suspected cases. So far 2 056 stool samples tested, and 1 115 have tested positive (36.5%) in addition to 42 793 rapid diagnosed tests performed. The trend of new cases continue...

03 May 2018

3 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 192 new cases of cholera including one associated death for week 16 (16 to 22 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2460 including 11 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.4%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Children under 2 years old represent 37.5% of the reported cases. Out of 132 stool samples collected this year, 40 have tested positive for the presence of Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In week 16 active transmission of cholera was reported in Jowhar district of Middle Shabelle region, 10...

19 April 2018

19 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 214 new cases of cholera, and zero associated deaths for week 14 (2 to 8 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 2090, including 9 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Children under 2 years old represent 44% of the reported cases. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In week 14 active transmission of cholera was reported in Jowhar district of Middle Shabelle region,...

12 April 2018

12 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 112 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 13 (26 March to 1 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 1876 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of vibrio cholerae bacteria.  The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle, and is attributed to...

12 April 2018

12 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 112 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 13 (26 March to 1 April) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 1876 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.5%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Out of 104 stool samples collected this year, 32 have tested positive for the presence of vibrio cholerae bacteria.  The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle, and is attributed to...

05 April 2018

5 April 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 1780 suspected cases of cholera, and 3 associated deaths in the country during week 13 (26  March – 01 April) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1086105 and 2271 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The trend of new cases continue to decline. Out of 305 affected districts, 131 have not reported new cases for the past 3 consecutive weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the highest cumulative suspected cases have been reported in Al Hali (4132), Maqbanah...

30 March 2018

30 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 2082 suspected cases of cholera, and zero deaths in the country during week 12 (19 – 25 March) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 084 191 including 2267 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The trend of new cases has been on the decline since early September 2017. Out of 305 affected districts, 131 have not reported new cases for the past 3 consecutive weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the highest cumulative suspected cases have been...

28 March 2018

28 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 136 new cases of cholera, and zero deaths for week 11 (12 to 18 March) of 2018. Children under 2 represent 45 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1613 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. The outbreak is said to have started in Beledweyne in Hiran region from where it spread to communities along the River Shabelle. New cases continue to be reported in Banadir, Hiran, Lower Jubba, and Middle Shabelle.  Out...

22 March 2018

22 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 164 new cases of cholera, including 1 death recorded during week 10 (5 to 11 March) of 2018. Children under 5 represent 54 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1486 including 9 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. New cases have been on the rise in Somalia, especially in Banadir, Hiran, Lower Jubba, and Middle Shabelle which has been a cholera hotspot for the past decade due to limited access to safe water...

22 March 2018

22 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3048 suspected cases of cholera, and 2 associated deaths in the country during week 11 (12 – 18 March) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 081 420 suspected cholera cases and 2267 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The weekly trend for new cases is on the decline since September 2017, and the weekly proportion of severe cases has decreased to 11% of total new cases. During the reported period, the highest number of cases was reported from...

15 March 2018

15 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 174 new cases of AWD/cholera, with zero deaths during week 9 (26 February to 4 March) of 2018. Children under 5 represent 52 % of the reported cases.  The cumulative total number of cases is 1 313 with 8 associated deaths (case fatality rate 0.6%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. New cases have been on the rise in Somalia, especially in Banadir, Lower Jubba, Middle Shabelle and Hiran.  WHO is coordinating the planning and implementation of response activities with the Ministry of Health, WASH and...

09 March 2018

9 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3961 suspected cases of cholera, and 4 associated deaths in the country during week 8 (19–25 February) in 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1069197 suspected cholera cases and 2262 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. So far, 22 out of 23 governorates and 306 out of 333 districts in Yemen have been affected, however the weekly trend for new cases is on the decline. During the reported period, the highest number of cases was reported from Amanat Al Asimah...

01 March 2018

1 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 143 new cases of AWD/cholera, with 1 associated death during week 7 (12–18 February) of 2018. The cumulative total number of cases stands at 997 with 8 associated deaths (CFR 0.8%) since the outbreak began in December 2017. Children under 5 represent 67% of the reported cases. New cases have been reported in 16 districts in Banadir, Lower Jubba, Middle Shabelle and Hiran. In Jowhar in Middle Shebelle region, which is one of the cholera hotspots, 9 out of 10 stool samples have tested positive for . Somalia experienced a...

01 March 2018

1 March 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3362 suspected cases of cholera, and zero associated deaths in the country for week 7 (12–18 February) of 2018. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 063 786 suspected cholera cases and 2258 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The weekly proportion of severe cases has been on the decline, representing only 11% of admitted cases. Out of 306 districts, 132 have not reported new cases for the last three consecutive weeks. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates...

22 February 2018

22 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 98 new cases of AWD/cholera, with 1 associated death during week 6 (February 5 to 11) in 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 850 with 3 associated deaths (CFR 0.4%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  New cases have been reported in 8 districts in Banadir Region, Beletweyne district in Hiran Region, and Kismayo district in Lower Juba region. Out of 84 stool samples, 29 tested positive for . Children under 5 represent 64% of the reported cases.   WHO is coordinating the planning and...

15 February 2018

15 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 103 new cases of AWD/cholera, with no associated death during week 5 (January 29 to February 4) in 2018. The cumulative total number of cases is 750 with two associated deaths (CFR 0.3%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.  Children under 5 represent 64% of the reported cases.   Over the past 5 weeks, there has been an increase in the number of AWD/Cholera cases from Banadir, Lower Jubba, and Hiran. Out of 84 stool samples tested, 24 returned positive for bacteria vibrio cholerae. WHO is coordinating...

15 February 2018

15 February 2018 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded 3633 suspected cases of cholera, including 1 associated death in the country for week 5 (29 January – 4 February). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 055 788 suspected cholera cases and 2255 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The number of cases has been declining for the past 21 consecutive weeks. The proportion of severe cases now represents only 16.2% of suspected cases. Out of 305 districts, 118 have not reported new cases for the last three consecutive weeks....

08 February 2018

8 February 2018 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 4,920 suspected cases including 4 associated deaths related to cholera in the country for week 4 (22 – 28 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 051 789 suspected cholera cases and 2,252 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017. The number of cases has been on the decline for the past 20 consecutive weeks. The proportion of severe cases has also decreased significantly, now representing only 9% of admitted cases. Out of 305 districts, 198 still report suspected cholera cases,...

08 February 2018

8 February 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has recorded 66 new cases of AWD/cholera, with no associated mortality during week 4 (22 – 28 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 334 cases, including 1 death (case fatality rate: 0.3%). The current outbreak of cholera has been reported solely in Banadir and Hiran regions. Of the 66 newly reported cases, 17 were reported from Beledweyne in Hiran region, while 49 new cases were reported from 12 districts in Banadir region.  Although cholera immunization programs have been conducted in some part of these regions in 2017,...

01 February 2018

1 February 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 6410 suspected cases of cholera and 4 associated deaths in week 3 (15–21 January). The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 046 674 including 2248 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.21%) since April 2017.   The trend of new cases of cholera is downward compared to previous months. The weekly proportion of severe cases is at 10% of the total admitted cases. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates are Amran, Al Mahwit, Al Dhale’e, Hajjah and Sana’a.  WHO, Health cluster and WASH partners...

30 January 2018

28 January 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported a total of 93 new cases of AWD/cholera and zero associated deaths for week 3 (15 – 21 January). The cumulative total of cases since the beginning of the year stands at 268 suspected cases of cholera and 1 associated death with 0.4% case-fatality rate (CFR). Out of 13 stool samples from suspected patients in Banadir Hospital that were tested at the National Public Health Laboratory in Mogadishu, 2 were positive for . Of these total cases, 47% (127) were reported from eight districts in Banadir region and...

18 January 2018

18 January 2018 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 13,045 suspected cases of cholera since the beginning of January 2018, including 6 deaths in the country. The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases stands at 1 035 676 including 2244 associated deaths since April 2017. The overall case-fatality rate remains low (0.22%).   A significant decline in reported cases and deaths has been noted compared to previous months. Among the 22 affected governorates, 5 governorates (Al Mahrah, Mokalla, Seyoun, Shabwah, and Abyan) have not reported cases for the past 2 weeks.  The ongoing outbreak is attributed to...

18 January 2018

18 January 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has detected an outbreak of cholera in Beledweyne and Banadir regions starting 4 December 2017, reporting a total of 388 suspected cases and 0 deaths for the month of December. Out of 41 stool samples tested, 21 have proven positive for vibrio cholera bacteria.  WHO and health partners are supporting the Ministry of Health to respond to the outbreak and prevent the spread of the disease through response activities including pre-positioning of supplies, training of community health workers and water quality surveillance. Cholera treatment centres (CTCs) have been opened in Beledweyne and...

19 December 2017

19 December 2017 - The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported an additional 435 suspected cases of cholera and 0 deaths for week 48 (ending 3 December). Since the beginning of the year, a cumulative total of 78 784 suspected cases have been recorded across the country, including 1159 associated deaths.  Although the overall case-fatality rate for the outbreak is 1.47%, cholera response and prevention efforts by the Ministry, WHO and health partners have significantly reduced the number of new cases reported. Surveillance activities have been enhanced and 265 health facilities were added in the Early Warning Alert and Response Network...

19 December 2017

19 December 2017 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported a cumulative total of 983 484 suspected cases of cholera including 2225 associated deaths since the second wave of the outbreak in April 2017. The overall case-fatality rate remains low (0.23%).  Reported cases are showing a downwards trend as the number of new cases and deaths are much lower than previous weeks. Among the 305 affected districts, 44 districts in three governorates (Al Mahrah, Mokalla, Seyoun) have not reported any suspected cases for the last 2 consecutive weeks.  The surge of cholera can be attributed to ongoing...

26 October 2017

26 October 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported a cumulative total of 862858 suspected cases of cholera including 2177 associated deaths as of 26 July for the outbreak which started in October 2016.  The overall case-fatality rate remains low (0.25%). There has been a modest decrease in the number of suspected cholera cases and deaths compared to previous weeks, and the overall trend appears to be stable. While cholera is endemic in Yemen, the country has experienced a surge in cholera cases since April this year, with nearly 5000 cases reported per day. Ongoing conflict,...

26 October 2017

26 October 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 54 suspected cases of cholera and 0 deaths for week 41 (9 – 15 October 2017). The cumulative number of cases stands at 77 783, including 1159 associated deaths across the country.  The overall case-fatality rate for the outbreak which started in January 2017 is 1.5%. No related deaths have been reported in the past few weeks, thanks to timely interventions by WHO, national health authorities and health partners.  Cholera response and prevention efforts have significantly reduced the number of new cases reported across the country. Additionally, regions that received...

27 July 2017

27 July 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported a cumulative total of 408 583 suspected cases of cholera including 1885 associated deaths as of 26 July for the outbreak which started in October 2016.  The overall case-fatality rate of 0.5% remains below the emergency threshold of 1%. However it is higher in Raymah (1.2%), Ibb (0.8%) and Hajjah (0.8%). The number of suspected cholera cases and deaths has declined compared to previous weeks, although there is a backlog of case information currently under review, and these numbers could change.   WHO and health partners support...

27 July 2017

27 July 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 1068 AWD/cholera cases and 3 deaths for week 28 (10 – 16 July 2017) with a case-fatality rate of 0.3%. Of these, the highest number of cases (286/27%) was reported in Middle Shebelle region, followed by Mudug, Sool and Banadir. The cumulative number of cases stands at 58 524, including 812 deaths, in 15 regions across the country. The overall case-fatality rate of 1.4% remains above the emergency threshold of 1%. However, the cholera outbreak which started in January 2017 is slowing down, thanks to timely interventions by WHO,...

18 July 2017

18 July 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 35 052 suspected cholera cases and 53 associated deaths for week 28 (9 to 15 July 2017). A cumulative total of 351 045 suspected cases of cholera and 1790 associated deaths have been recorded as of 04 July for the outbreak which started in October 2016.  The overall case-fatality rate is 0.5%. While the number of suspected cholera cases and deaths has declined in week 25 compared to previous weeks, it is premature to consider that the outbreak is slowing down, as there...

18 July 2017

18 July 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 1121 cholera cases and 3 deaths for week 26 (26 June – 2 July 2017). Of these, 272 cases (24% of the total cases) were reported in Banadir region. The number of new cases has declined by 18% from the past week, and the number of deaths dropped to 14% compared to week 24. A cumulative total of 56 628 cases including 806 deaths have been reported in 41 districts across 15 regions since the cholera outbreak started in January 2017. The case-fatality rate of 1.4% remains above the...

06 July 2017

06 July 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 50 998 suspected cholera cases and 218 associated deaths during the period 28 June to 04 July 2017. A cumulative total of 27 5987 suspected cases of cholera and 1634 associated deaths have been recorded as of 04 July during the outbreak which started in October 2016.  The overall case-fatality rate remains 0.6%, although it is higher in some regions.  The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Amran where 47.9% of cases have been reported since 27...

29 June 2017

29 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 39 688 suspected cholera cases and 183 associated deaths during the period 22 to 27 June 2017. A cumulative total of 224 989 suspected cases of cholera and 1416 associated deaths have been recorded as of 27 June during the outbreak which started in October 2016.  The overall case-fatality rate is 0.6% although it is higher in some areas and among certain age groups.  While cholera is endemic in Yemen, the country has experienced a surge in cholera cases since 27 April 2017,...

27 June 2017

27 June 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 1979 AWD/ cholera cases and 13 deaths for week 24 (12 - 18 June 2017). Of these, 337 cases (17% of the total cases) were reported from Wadajir district in Banadir region. This is a 19% decrease in the number of new cases from week 23, and can be attributed to timely and effective intervention efforts over the past months. A cumulative total of 53 015 cases including 795 deaths have been reported since the cholera outbreak started in January 2017. The case-fatality rate of 1.5% remains above the...

22 June 2017

22 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 37 079 suspected cholera cases and 196 associated deaths during the period 13 June to 19 June 2017. A cumulative total of 185 301 suspected cases of cholera and 1233 associated deaths have been recorded as of 21 June during this outbreak, which started in October 2016. The overall case-fatality rate is 0.7%; however, it is higher among people aged over 60. WHO and health partners are actively supporting the Ministry through a cholera task force to improve cholera response efforts at the national...

15 June 2017

15 June 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 2429 AWD/ cholera cases and 19 deaths for week 23 (5 - 11 June 2017). Of these, 460 cases (19% of the total cases) were reported from Wadajir district in Banadir region.  The cholera outbreak which started in January 2017 has seen a cumulative total of 51 036 cases including 782 deaths. The case-fatality rate of 1.6% remains above the emergency threshold of 1%. Timely and effective interventions have reduced the number of new cholera cases overall, however,  new cases continue to be reported certain areas. Most of the cases...

15 June 2017

15 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 29 562 suspected cholera cases and 172 associated deaths during the period 5 to 12 June 2017. Since the outbreak started in October 2016, a cumulative total of 140 116 suspected cases of cholera and 989 associated deaths have been reported across the country. The overall case-fatality rate is 0.7%, however, it is higher (3.2%) among people aged over 60. While cholera is endemic in Yemen, the country has experienced a surge in cholera cases since 27 April 2017. Cholera has affected around 268...

10 June 2017

10 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded an additional 13 912 cholera cases in the country between 3 and 6 June 2017. A cumulative total of 96 219 suspected cases of cholera and 746 associated deaths have been reported across the country since the outbreak started in October 2016. While cholera is endemic in Yemen, the country has experienced a surge in cholera cases since 27 April 2017. Cholera has affected around 268 districts in 19 governorates across the country. The case-fatality rate stands at 0.8% which is close to the emergency threshold...

10 June 2017

10 June 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 2679 AWD/ cholera cases and 23 deaths for week 21 (22 - 29 May 2017). The cumulative figures for the cholera outbreak since the beginning of the year stands at 45400 cases and 738 deaths. The case-fatality rate of 1.6% remains above the emergency threshold of 1%. While timely and effective interventions have limited the increase in cholera cases overall, new cases continue to be reported. Most of the cases were reported in Banadir region in Wadajir district, Luq in Gedo, Dusamareb, Galgadud and Baidoa in Bay region and...

20 May 2017

20 May 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has released updated numbers of cholera cases in the country. Since the last update on 27 April, 23 425 new suspected cases of cholera and 242 related deaths (case-fatality rate 1.1%) have been reported, mainly from Amran, Hajjah and Sana’a governorates and Sana’a city. A cumulative total of 49 495 suspected cases of cholera, including 362 associated deaths have been reported across the country since the outbreak started in October 2016. However, between 27 April and 18 May 2017, there has been a significant upsurge in the number...

23 April 2017

23 April 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 2745 cases of cholera and 28 deaths which were reported from 50 districts in 12 regions during week 15 (10–16 April). Out of 20 stool samples collected last week from suspected AWD/cholera cases in Dolow and Abudwak in Bay region, 12 tested positive for vibrio cholerae 01, ogawa serotype. Since the start of the outbreak at the beginning of 2017, a cumulative total of 28,408 cholera cases and 558 deaths (CFR–2%) have been reported, with more cases expected as the rainy season (Gu) begins. The health cluster led by WHO...

26 March 2017

26 March 2017 - The number of cholera cases reported by the Ministry of Health in Somalia has reached a cumulative 17 211 cases and 388 deaths with a case fatality rate of 2.25%, which is nearly 4 times as many as were recorded for the same period in 2016, and surpasses the total number of cases recorded in 2016.  While the AWD/ cholera epidemic has been controlled in Hiran, Banadir, Middle Shebelle and Galgadud, most of the recently reported cases were from inaccessible villages in Bay and Gedo regions. The Ministry of Health and the health cluster led by WHO continue...

26 March 2017

26 March 2017 - The number of cholera cases reported by the Ministry of Health in Somalia has reached a cumulative 17 211 cases and 388 deaths with a case fatality rate of 2.25%, which is nearly 4 times as many as were recorded for the same period in 2016, and surpasses the total number of cases recorded in 2016.  While the AWD/ cholera epidemic has been controlled in Hiran, Banadir, Middle Shebelle and Galgadud, most of the recently reported cases were from inaccessible villages in Bay and Gedo regions. The Ministry of Health and the health cluster led by WHO continue to...

21 March 2017

21 March 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. During the week of 6–12 March 2017, 88 new suspected cases of cholera and 2 deaths have been reported, mainly from Hajjah, Al Bayda and Sana’a governorates. Since the start of the outbreak in October 2016, a cumulative total of 23 506 suspected cases of cholera, including 108 associated deaths, have been reported across the country, with a case-fatality rate of 0.46%. Of the reported cases, Vibrio Cholerae 01 has been laboratory-confirmed in 198 stool samples collected from...

21 March 2017

21 March 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. During the week of 6-12 March 2017, 88 new suspected cases of cholera and 2 deaths have been reported, mainly from Hajjah, Al Bayda and Sana’a governorates. Since the start of the outbreak in October 2016, a cumulative total of 23506 suspected cases of cholera, including 108 associated deaths, have been reported across the country, with a case-fatality rate of 0.46%. Of the reported cases, Vibrio Cholerae 01 has been laboratory-confirmed in 198 stool samples collected from 15...

08 March 2017

Cholera situation in Somalia, February 2017

During the month of February 2017, the rise in the number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera was significant – from 3113 cases and 47 deaths in January to 4621 cases and 138 deaths in February. Acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases and deaths were reported from 38 districts in the south central region and 4 districts in Puntland. The most affected regions in the south central include Bay, Banadir, Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle. In Puntland, the most affected districts include Basasso, Galgdogob, Galkayo and Jiriiban. Of the 4603 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases reported during this reporting month, 45.7% were women, while 38.8% were...

07 March 2017

7 March 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 26 February 2017, 1598 new suspected cases of cholera and zero deaths have been reported.  The trend of suspected cholera cases per week appear to be on the decline in most districts or governorates. Nearly 85% of the new cases recorded since the last update was in 10 districts within Al Hudaydah, Al Bayda, Hajjah, Sana’a and Ta’izz governorates. Since the start of the outbreak in October 2016, a cumulative total of 22 181 suspected...

26 February 2017

26 February 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 31 January 2017, 1610 new suspected cases of cholera, including 4 deaths have been reported.   The trend of suspected cholera cases per week appear to be on the decline  in most locations. Nearly 80% of the new cases recorded in the past two weeks were in 13 districts within Al Hudaydah, Dhale, Hajjah and Ta’izz governorates.  The Health Cluster led by WHO, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Population , UNICEF, OCHA...

13 February 2017

A total of 913 new suspected cases of cholera, including 10 deaths and a case–fatality rate of 1.1% have been reported in Somalia by the federal Ministry of Health. There has been a decrease in fatalities compared to last week (case–fatality rate 1.7%) indicating an improvement in patient care and overall response activities in the country.  WHO continues to work with the Somali Ministry of Health as well as Health and WASH cluster partners to strengthen cholera response activities at the national and regional levels. A new cholera treatment centre has been established in Burhakaba, and health workers have been trained on...

13 February 2017

Cholera situation in Somalia, January 2017

Highlights During January, a total of 3113 cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera and 47 deaths were reported across Somalia. This is a significant increase from figures for December 2016 – 1208 cases and 33 deaths. Cholera cases are on the rise due to the ongoing drought in Somalia that has dried up much of the available water sources. Acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases in January were reported from 37 districts in the south-central region, including Bay (1443 cases, 23 deaths), Banadir (574 cases, 18 deaths), Lower Shebelle (452 cases, 1 death), Middle Shebelle (317 cases, 3 deaths) and Hiran (265 cases, 2 deaths). Cases...

29 January 2017

25 January 2017 – The Ministry of Health in Somalia provided WHO with an update on the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 18 January 2017, a total of 930 additional suspected cases of cholera, including 6 deaths have been reported. To date, between 01 January and 22 January 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported from the country stands at 2236, including 32 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.4%. Of these reported cases, Vibrio Cholerae 01 has been laboratory confirmed in 10 stool samples collected so far from Bay, Banadir and...

29 January 2017

25 January 2017 – The Ministry of Health in Somalia provided WHO with an update on the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 18 January 2017, a total of 930 additional suspected cases of cholera, including 6 deaths have been reported. To date, between 01 January and 22 January 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported from the country stands at 2236, including 32 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.4%. Of these reported cases, Vibrio Cholerae 01 has been laboratory confirmed in 10 stool samples collected so far from Bay, Banadir and...

23 January 2017

23 January 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figure for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 10 January 2017, 1866 new suspected cases of cholera have been reported; no additional deaths were reported. The weekly trend of reported cholera cases remains unchanged although a decrease in the reported cases have been observed in a number of the affected governorates. Poor accesses to health care services along with limited active case-findings due to insecurity are severely compromising the effectiveness of the ongoing response operations. As of 18 January, a cumulative total...

16 January 2017

15 January 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has published the latest figures on cases and deaths in the ongoing cholera outbreak in the country. Since the last update on 28 December 2016, 3335 new suspected cases of cholera and two additional deaths have been reported. As of 10 January, a total of 15 468 suspected cases of cholera, including 99 associated deaths have been reported, with a case–fatality rate of 0.64%. Of these cases, 180 cases were laboratory-confirmed for Vibrio cholerae 01. The government together with United Nations agencies and other partners are still combating the...

2016

22 December 2016

22 December 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures on cholera cases in the country. Since the last update on 13 December, 1496 new suspected cases of cholera and 4 additional deaths have been reported. As of 20 December, a cumulative total of 11...

15 December 2016

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported new cases of cholera in Yemen. Since the last update on 6 December, 1173 new suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/ cholera and 3 additional deaths have been reported. As of 13 December, a cumulative total of 10 148 suspected...

14 December 2016

Cholera situation in Yemen, November 2016

Highlights, November As of 30 November 2016, a cumulative number of 7730 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 82 related deaths (attack–rate 3.4%, case–fatality rate 1.1%) were reported from 135 districts. In November, 5489 new acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 35 associated deaths were reported. Of the 613 stool samples collected since the outbreak,...

14 December 2016

Cholera situation in Yemen, November 2016

Highlights, November As of 30 November 2016, a cumulative number of 7730 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 82 related deaths (attack–rate 3.4%, case–fatality rate 1.1%) were reported from 135 districts. In November, 5489 new acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 35 associated deaths were reported. Of the 613 stool samples collected since the outbreak,...

08 December 2016

8 December 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has published updated figures on cases of cholera in Yemen. To date, 8975 suspected cases of cholera, including 89 associated deaths have been reported, with a case–fatality rate of 1%.  The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae...

07 December 2016

Cholera in Somalia, monthly situation update, November 2016

As of 30 November, a total of 14 165 cases and 497 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.51%) have been reported. Of these, 6752 (47.7%) affected females, and 8184 (57.8%) affected children below 5 years of age. There is a slight increase in the number of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases during this reporting...

01 December 2016

1 December 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cases of cholera in Yemen. To date, 7730 suspected cases of cholera, including 82 associated deaths have been reported (case fatality rate of 1.06%). Of these, 122 cases were laboratory-confirmed as Vibrio cholerae 01. The affected...

24 November 2016

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures on cholera cases in Yemen. As of 24 November 2016, 6119 suspected cases of cholera, including 68 associated deaths were reported in Sana’a City and Aden, Amran, Al Hudaydah, Al-Bayda‘a, Al-Dhale’a, Ibb, Hajjah, Lahij, Ta’izz and Sana’a governorates....

17 November 2016

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cholera cases in the country.  To date, 4825 suspected cases of cholera, including 61 associated deaths were reported in Aden, Amran, Al Hudaydah, Al-Bayda‘a, Al-Dhale’a, Ibb, Hajjah, Lahij, Ta’izz, Sana’a City and Sana’a governorates.  Of these, 89 cases have...

10 November 2016

Situation update for cholera for Yemen, October 2016

Highlights As of 31 October 2016, a cumulative number of 2241 suspected acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 47 deaths (case-fatality rate 2.4%) were reported from Sana’a, the capital city and 11 governorates, including Sana’a, Ta’iz, Al Hudaydah, Adan, Lahij, Al Bayda’, Hajjah, Dhamar, Ibb, Amran and Ad Dali.  There are equal numbers...

09 November 2016

Situation update on cholera in Somalia, October 2016

Highlights As of October 2016, a cumulative number of 13 728 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases and 496 (case–fatality rate 3.6%) deaths were reported in 25 districts. Of these 6 520 (47.5%) are women, while 7 968 (58.0%) are children below 5 years. As shown in the EPI curve, there was a significant...

06 November 2016

The Ministry of Public Health and Population has published updated figures for cholera cases in the country.  A total of 2733 suspected cases and 51 associated deaths have been reported in Ta’iz, Aden, Lahij, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Bayda, Dhamar and Ibb. 75 cholera cases have been laboratory-confirmed so far.  While...

30 October 2016

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released new figures on the number of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country. As of 30 October 2016, a total of 1410 suspected cases of cholera, including 45 associated deaths have been reported. Laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera have been reported...

23 October 2016

23 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has confirmed additional cases of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country. As of today, a total of 644 suspected cases of cholera, including 3 deaths, have been reported. 31 cases have been laboratory-confirmed so far. Among the...

19 October 2016

Update on the cholera situation in Somalia, September 2016

Update on the cholera situation in Somalia, September 2016 As of September 2016, a cumulative number of 13 598 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases and 497 (case–fatality rate 3.64%) deaths have been reported in 25 districts. Of these, 6452 (47.5%) were women and 7 884 (57.9%) were children under 5 years of...

13 October 2016

13 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of additional cases of cholera in Yemen.  As of today, a total of 15 cases of cholera have been laboratory-confirmed, of which 11 are from Sana’a, and 4 from Al Bayda. The stool samples...

10 October 2016

10 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of cholera cases in the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. As of 8 October 2016, a total of 11 cases of cholera were laboratory-confirmed. The stool samples were tested positive for Vibrio cholerae at...

06 September 2016

Cholera situation in Somalia, 31 August 2016

As of 31 August 2016, a total number of 13 453 suspected cases of cholera, including 496 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.7%), have been reported in 25 districts in the south and central regions of Somalia. Of these, 6378 (47.5%) are female and 7791 (58%) are children below 5 years of...

04 August 2016

Cholera situation in Somalia, 31 July 2016

As of 30 July 2016, a total number of 13 055 suspected cases cholera, including 491 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.7%), have been reported in 25 districts in the south and central regions of Somalia. Of these, 6178 (47.3%) are female and 7549 (58%) are children below 5 years of age....