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Cholera update for Somalia, October 2018

  • In October 2018, a total of 102 suspected cholera cases and 1 related death was reported from Banadir region.
  • Since December 2017, a total of 6485 suspected cholera cases including 43 related deaths (CFR: 0.66 %) has been reported from five regions. The districts with the highest cumulative number of cases are Kismayo (2305), Hodan (596) and Jowhar (558).
  • The number of reported cases during month of October showed a remarkable decrease as compared to the previous month (144). The highest number of cases were reported during the month of May (1471) and during following months a declining trend observed in the reported cases.
  • A total of 296 stool specimen were collected form 6 Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs), from January to October 2018, out of which 87 have been confirmed for Vibrio cholerae, serotype Ogawa.

Cholera update for Yemen, October 2018


  • In October 2018, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 59606 suspected cholera cases including 66 related deaths (case fatality rate: 0.11%), from 19 governorates. 
  • The cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 1308069 including 2725 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.21%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak from 27 April 2017. The total number of reported cases of suspected cholera is 1282242 including 2596 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.20%, was reported during the second wave. 
  • Since 27 April 2017, a total of 11014 stool specimens tested. Out of these, 3293 have been laboratory confirmed for Vibrio cholerae. 
  • The 5 governorates with the highest cumulative attack rate per 10000 are Amran (1144.55), Al Mahwit (1018.51), Sana’a (688.20), Al Dhale’e (652.26), and Dahamar (642.53). The national attack rate is 455.22 per 10000. The Governorate with high numbers of deaths are Hajjah (460), Ibb (356), Al Hudaydah (329) and Taizz (205).

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, October 2018

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