Situation Report for Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera, Epidemiological Week 21 (21 - 27 May 2018)

Report
from World Health Organization, Government of Somalia
Published on 27 May 2018 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 357 new cases of suspected AWD/cholera were reported in week 21 compared to 267 and 2 deaths cases in week 20.

• A total of 4 new suspected cholera deaths were reported from Banadir (1) and Lower Jubba (3).

• A cumulative total of 3,904cases including 27 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017. All the new outbreaks in Banadir, Kismayo,
Jowhar ,Bulobarde and Afgoye started in 2018

• 148 cases were reported from flood affected Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions

KEY FIGURES

  • 357 new cases and 4new deaths in week 21
  • 46% of the new cases were female
  • 38% of the cases were below 2 years
  • Cases reported in week 21 did not receive cholera vaccine in 2017
  • 19 districts in 4 regions have reported new AWD case since December 2017
  • 3,904 cumulative case including 27 deaths since December 2017 (CFR 0.7%).