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Cholera update for Somalia, June 2018

  • In June 2018, a total of 1340 suspected cholera cases including 13 associated deaths were reported from Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Jubba, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle regions; the case-fatality rate is 0.97%.
  • Since December 2017, a total of 5496 suspected cholera cases, including 40 associated deaths (case-fatality rate: 0.72 %) has been reported from 5 regions. The districts with the highest cumulative number of cases are Kismayo (2 018), Beletweyn (522) and Jowhar (493).
  • The number of reported cases during month of June showed a mild decrease as compared to the previous month (1471), but there is an increase in the number of districts which are reporting the suspected cholera cases and these new districts are Abdilaziz from Bnadir region and  Brava and Kurtunwarey from Lower Shabelle.
  • A total of 223 stool specimen were collected form 6 cholera treatment centres during January to June 2018, out of which 70 have been confirmed for Vibrio cholerae, serotype Ogawa.

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Cholera update for Yemen, June 2018


  • In June 2018, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 10 401 suspected cholera cases including 09 associated deaths (case-fatality rate: 0.09%), from 15 governorates. 
  • The cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 1 140 803, including 2439 related deaths with a case–fatality rate of 0.21%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak from 27 April 2017. As of 30 June 2018, total number of reported cases of suspected cholera is 1 114 976, including 2310 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.21%.  
  • Since 27 April 2017, a total of 4 461 stool specimens tested to date, out of these total 1159 have been laboratory confirmed for Vibrio Cholerae.
  • The 5 governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10 000 are Amran (936.6), Al Mahwit (907.4), Al Dhale’e (643.1), Sana’a (550.8) and Dahamar (542.2). The national attack rate is 398.4 per 10 000. The governorate with high numbers of deaths are Al Hajjah (426), Ibb (305), Al Hudaydah (286) and Taizz (190).

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