Cholera situation in Somalia, August 2017

from World Health Organization
Published on 31 Aug 2017 View Original


  • During the month of August, 917 cholera cases, with no death, were reported across the country as compared to 6 383 suspected cases including 20 associated deaths (CFR: 0.31%) reported in July 2017.

  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported from January to August 2017 is 77 133 including 1 159 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5% reported in 52 districts of the country.

  • Cholera cases and deaths have declined significantly during the month of August 2017 with less districts reporting cases as compared to the previous months.

  • The overall case fatality rate has declined remarkable as compared to the previous month as no death was recorded in the month of August 2017.