Situation Report for Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera, Epidemiological Week 29 (17 – 23 July 2017)

Report
from World Health Organization, Government of Somalia
Published on 24 Jul 2017 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 864 AWD/cholera cases and 4 deaths (CFR-0.5%) were reported during week 29 from 38 districts in 13 regions. Of these, 137 cases (16%) were reported from Lower Jubba region.

  • There was a 19% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 1,068 cases in week 28 to 864 cases in week 29. Deaths increased from 3 during week 28 to 4 during week 29.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 610 and 3 deaths during week 28 to 506 cases and 4 deaths in week 29.

  • In Puntland, AWD/cholera cases decreased from 458 and no deaths during week 28 to 358 cases and no deaths during week 29.

  • Most of the cases were reported from Banadir, Mudug, Lower Jubba, Galgadud, Middle Shabelle and Sool regions.

KEY FIGURES

  • 864 new cases.

  • 4 deaths.

  • 0.5% Case Fatality Rate (CFR).

  • 51% of the cases were female.

  • 57% of the cases were children < 5 years.

  • 38 districts reported cases.

  • 59,488 cumulative cases (week 1-29).

  • 816 cumulative deaths (week 1-29).

  • 1.4% overall CFR.