Cholera outbreak


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Somalia_cholera_update_May_2017Cholera update for Somalia, November 2017

During the month of November 2017, 435 cholera cases, with no deaths, were reported across the country as compared to 567 cases, with no deaths, reported in October 2017.

The cumulative number of cholera cases reported from January to November 2017 is 78 784, including 1 159 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.47 % reported in 52 districts of the country.

Cholera cases and deaths declined significantly during the month of November 2017, with fewer districts reporting cases as compared to previous months.

The overall case fatality rate has declined remarkably during the last 3 months. No deaths were recorded during the months of August, September, and October, as well as during November 2017.

Read the latest cholera update for Somalia, November 2017

Cholera_in_Yemen_May_2017Cholera update for Yemen, November 2017

During the month of November 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 73 086 cholera cases including 33 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).

The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 997 525 including 2 351 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.23%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak during the month of April, and from 27 April to 30 November 2017, the total number of reported cases of cholera is 971 698, including 2 222 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.23%.

In November 2017, a steady and continuous decline in the number of reported cases has been observed, with a slight peak during week 46. In response to this continued decline in 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 (825.3), Al Mahwit (783.8), Al Dhale’e (642.9), Abyan (493.0) and Sana’a (467.7); the national attack rate is 352.8 per 10 000. The Governorates with higher numbers of deaths are Al Hajjah (417), Ibb (285), Al Hudaydah (272) and Taizz (184).

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, November 2017

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