Cholera outbreak


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Somalia_cholera_update_May_2017Cholera update for Somalia, July 2017

  • The cumulative cases of cholera reported from January-July 2017 is 76 236, including 1 157 associated deaths with a case–fatality rate of 1.5%.
  • Cholera cases and deaths have declined significantly during the month of July 2017 with less districts reporting cases as compared to the previous months.
  • A total of 38 districts reported cases in July as compared to 48 districts in June 2017.
  • During the month of July, 6344 cholera cases including 21 associated deaths (case–fatality rate 0.3%) were reported across the country as compared to 14 397 new suspected cholera cases including 101 associated deaths (case–fatality rate: 0.6%) in June 2017.
  • The overall case–fatality rate has declined remarkable as compared to the previous month (from 0.7% to 0.3%).

Read the latest cholera update for Somalia, July 2017

Cholera update for Yemen, June 2017

  • Cholera_in_Yemen_May_2017In June 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population recorded 184 767 suspected cholera cases and 967 associated deaths (CFR- 0.52%).
  • Since the beginning of the second wave on 27 April 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 259 897 including 1 594 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.6%. However, since October 2016, the cumulative number of suspected cases reported in Yemen is 291 554 including 1 678 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.6%.
  • The unprecedented surge of suspected cholera cases comes as the health system and civil infrastructure, including water and sanitation facilities in most Yemeni governorates is seriously affected by the ongoing conflict.
  • Scaling up the multisectoral and coordinated response in affected districts and governorates is a crucial key to control the outbreak. Hundreds of cholera treatment centers and oral rehydration therapy points have been established and operationalized with support of health and WaSH partners.

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, June 2017

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