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Somalia_cholera_update_May_2017Cholera update for Somalia, May 2017

  • During the month of May 2017, an estimated 10 162 suspected cholera cases including 77 associated deaths (case–fatality rate: 0.8%) were recorded from 45 districts in 16 regions in Somalia.
  • The average weekly cholera caseload from Somalia still remains above 2500 per week during this reporting period, despite some gradual decline of cases in some regions or districts.
  • A cumulative 52 141 suspected cholera cases including 880 associated deaths (case–fatality rate 1.7%) have been recorded from 57 districts across 16 regions in across the country since the beginning of 2017.
  • One third of the suspected cholera cases recorded so far are children below 5 years of age, and the case–fatality rate among children is 2.1% which higher than overall average.

Read the latest cholera update for Somalia, May 2017

Cholera update for Yemen, May 2017

  • Cholera_in_Yemen_May_2017In May 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population recorded 74 311 suspected cholera cases and 605 associated deaths (CFR 0.8%). In comparison, 25 827 suspected cholera cases and 129 deaths (CFR 0.5%) were recorded between October 2016 and 26 April 2017.
  • Since the beginning of the second wave on 27 April 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 74 855 including 617 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.8%.
  • The 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.
  • Poor access to health care services, food insecurity, malnutrition, unpaid salary to the health workers and population movements along with limited active case-findings due to insecurity in most districts, are severely compromising the effectiveness of the ongoing response operations.

Read the latest cholera update for Yemen, May 2017

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