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Somalia_cholera_update_May_2017Cholera update for Somalia, September 2017

  • During the month of September, 650 cholera cases, with no deaths, were reported across the country as compared to 917 cases, with no deaths, reported in August.
  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported from January to September 2017 is 77 783 including 1159 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate of 1.49% reported in 52 districts of the country.
  • Cholera cases and deaths have declined significantly during the month of September with less districts reporting cases as compared to previous months.
  • The overall case-fatality rate has declined remarkably during the last two months. No deaths were recorded during the months of August and September 2017.

Read the latest cholera update for Somalia, September 2017

Cholera update for Yemen, September 2017

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  • During the month of September 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 176 563 cholera cases including 94 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).
  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 797 772 including 2 261 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.28%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak during the month of April and from 27 April to 30 September 2017, the total number of reported cases of cholera is 771 945 including 2 132 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.28%.
  • In September 2017, an increase in the number of suspected cholera cases was reported in Al Hudaydah governorate during week 37 and 38. In response to this continued increase, WHO is strengthening rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) use in DTC’s and daily surveillance of cases in this governorate.
  • The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 are Amran (666), Al Mahwit (611), Al Dhale’e (580), Abyan (466) and Sanaa (392); the national attack rate is 274.41 per 10,000. The districts with higher numbers of deaths are Al qafr (4), As Sabrah (4), Hazm al Udayn (3) and Hubaysh (3).

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, September 2017

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