Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Daily Epidemiology Update (19 July 2017)

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 19 Jul 2017 View Original

Highlights

From 27 April to 18 July 2017, 362 545 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

  • The five most affected governorates were Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb with 53.7% (194 835/362 545) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.

    • Al Dhaele’e, Al Mahwit and Amran governorates had the highest attack rates (26.6‰, 26.3‰ and 24.4‰ respectively)
    • Raymah ,Hajjah and Ibb governorates reported the highest case fatality ratios (1.4% ,0.9% and 0.8% respectively) (see table).
  • The five most affected districts were Al Hali district (Al Hudaydah gov., 14 055 suspected cases and 23 deaths), Ma’ain (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 9 024 suspected cases and 9 deaths), Bani Al Harith (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 8 981 suspected cases and 10 deaths), As Sabain (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 7 129 suspected cases and 11 deaths), and Al Hawak (Al Hudaydah gov., 6 841 suspected cases and 11 deaths).

Number of suspected cholera cases & deaths, AR and CFR by governorate, Yemen, 27 April – 18 July 2017