Cholera situation in Somalia, June 2017

from World Health Organization
Published on 30 Jun 2017 View Original


  • In June 2017, an estimated 14 397 suspected cholera cases including 101 associated deaths (CFR- 0.7%) were recorded from 30 districts in Somalia.

  • During this reporting period, the overall trends of suspected cholera cases and deaths have slightly declined with less districts reporting suspected cases as compared to the previous months.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 71 663 including 1 098 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5%.

  • The impact of oral cholera vaccination campaigns conducted in some regions of the country was evident as the number of new cholera cases recorded in the month of June has significantly declined with fewer associated deaths.