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Update on cholera cases reported in Yemen

8 December 2016 – To date, 8975 suspected cases of cholera, including 89 associated deaths have been reported, with a case–fatality rate of 1%.  The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae 01 is 138.

Cholera in Somalia, monthly situation update, November 2016

As of 30 November, a total of 14 165 cases and 497 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.51%) have been reported. Of these, 6752 (47.7%) affected females, and 8184 (57.8%) affected children below 5 years of age.

Additional cholera cases reported in Yemen

1 December 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cases of cholera in Yemen. To date, 7730 suspected cases of cholera, including 82 associated deaths have been reported (case fatality rate of 1.06%). Of these, 122 cases were laboratory-confirmed as Vibrio cholerae 01.

Situation update on MERS-CoV, 27 November 2016

At the end of October 2016, a total of 1758 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including 636 deaths (case–fatality rate: 36%) were reported globally.

Cholera cases in Yemen, 24 November 2016

As of 24 November 2016, 6119 suspected cases of cholera, including 68 associated deaths were reported in Sana’a City and Aden, Amran, Al Hudaydah, Al-Bayda‘a, Al-Dhale’a, Ibb, Hajjah, Lahij, Ta’izz and Sana’a governorates.

Cholera update in Yemen, 17 November 2016

To date, 4825 suspected cases of cholera, including 61 associated deaths were reported in Aden, Amran, Al Hudaydah, Al-Bayda‘a, Al-Dhale’a, Ibb, Hajjah, Lahij, Ta’izz, Sana’a City and Sana’a governorates.

Cholera update in Yemen, 6 November 2016

6 November 2016 – A total of 2733 suspected cases and 51 associated deaths have been reported in Ta’iz, Aden, Lahij, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Bayda, Dhamar and Ibb. 

Cholera update in Yemen, 30 October 2016

As of 30 October 2016, a total of 1410 suspected cases of cholera, including 45 associated deaths have been reported. Laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera have been reported from Taiz, Aden, Lahj, Al-Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al-Baida and and Ibb governorates. 

Cholera update in Yemen, 23 October 2016

23 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has confirmed additional cases of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country.

Update on cholera cases in Yemen, 13 October 2016

13 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of additional cases of cholera in Yemen. As of today, a total of 15 cases of cholera have been laboratory-confirmed, of which 11 are from Sana’a, and 4 from Al Bayda.

Cholera cases in Yemen, 10 October 2016

10 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of cholera cases in the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen.

Cholera situation in Somalia, 31 August 2016

As of 31 August 2016, a total number of 13 453 suspected cases cholera, including 496 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.7%), have been reported in 25 districts in the south and central regions of Somalia.

Cholera situation in Somalia, 31 July 2016

As of 30 July 2016, a total number of 13 055 suspected cases cholera, including 491 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.7%), have been reported in 25 districts in the south and central regions of Somalia.

Avian influenza update, 31 May 2015

A total of 342 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported in Egypt between March 2006 and 30 April 2015. Of these cases, 115 were fatal (case–fatality rate: 33.6%).

Avian influenza A(H5N1) in Egypt, 9 April 2015

8 April 2015 – The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) during the last few weeks. 

Avian influenza A (H5N1) in Egypt update, 21 March 2015

On 21 March 2015, the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional 17 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1).

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)- Update

On 12 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to WHO an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)-Update

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the death of a previously reported case.

Dengue fever outbreak in Red Sea State, Sudan, 18 June 2014

18 June 2014 - An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Red Sea State, Sudan. As of 17 June 2014, a total of 738 cases with six deaths have been reported.

Measles outbreaks in Somalia, 10 June 2014

Outbreaks of measles in several regions have left thousands of Somali children at risk of disability or death unless they are urgently vaccinated against this highly contagious disease. In March and April 2014 there were over 1350 suspected cases of measles – four times the number seen during the same period last year and nearly 1000 cases were reported in May alone.

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