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Somalia_cholera_update_May_2017Cholera update for Somalia, February 2018

  • During the month of February 2018, a total of 494 suspected cholera cases, with 6 associated deaths, were reported from 4 regions of the country (Hiraan, Bnadir, Lower Jubba and Middle Shabelle regions) with the case-fatality rate (CFR %) 1.21%.
  • The reported cases; in Hiraan region were from Beletweyne, in Lower Jubba from Kismayo, in Middle Shabelle from Jowhar while cases in Banadir region were reported from 16 different districts. The districts reporting highest cumulative number of cases are Beletweyne (513), Kismayo (176), Jowhar (135), and Honda (104) from 4 regions.
  • Cholera cases are slowly increasing in number and involving more areas as can be observed from the reported trend.
  • Cholera treatment centres in Middle Shabelle, Banadir, Kismayo and Beletweyne have been opened to support the management of new acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases.
  • Four regional rapid response teams in affected regions have been deployed to verify and investigate rumors, to refer and manage cases in the communities.

Read the latest cholera update for Somalia, February 2018

Cholera_in_Yemen_May_2017Cholera update for Yemen, January 2018

  • During the month of January 2018, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 31 421 cholera cases,including 17 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.05%).
  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 107 681, including 2384 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.22%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak during the month of April and from 27 April 2017 to 31 January 2018, the total number of reported cases of cholera is 1053 854 including 2255 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.21%.
  • In January 2018, a steady and continuous decline in the number of reported cases has been observed, with a slight peak during weeks 50 and 51. In response to this continued decline in the reported cases, WHO is strengthening active surveillance and case finding in low reporting areas.
  • The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10 000 are Amran (891.2), Al Mahwit (850.6), Al Dhale’e (644.3), Al Hajjah (520.5) and Sana’a (512.2); the national attack rate is 383.0 per 10 000. The Governorate with higher numbers of deaths are Al Hajjah (422), Ibb (287), Al Hudaydah (281) and Taizz (188).

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, January 2018

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