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Somalia: Early Warning Disease Surveillance and Response Bulletin - 2018 Epidemiological Week 37 (16 September 2018)

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• 334 (78%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 37.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 78,270 in week 36 to 76,247 in week 37.

• A total of 6,893 alerts were received. 30 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 37.

• The highest numbers of diseases reported in week 37 were other acute diarrhoeas (3,524 cases), influenza like illness (3,153 cases) and severe acute respiratory illness (1,329 cases).

• A total of 34 new cases of suspected AWD/cholera with no death were reported in week 37 compared to 36 AWD cases with no deaths in week 36.

• A cumulative total of 6,364 AWD/cholera cases1 , including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017.

• The number of reported measles increased from 68 in week 36 to 92 cases in week 37.

Cumulative figures as of week 37

• 2,174,021 consultations from week 1 to week 37.

• 6,364 cumulative cases of AWD/Cholera and 42 deaths (CFR 0.7%) since December 2017.

• 37,750 cumulative alerts were received, 1,237 of these, were confirmed as true alerts from week 1 to week 37, 2018.

• 6,869 cumulative cases of suspected measles cases since the beginning of 2018. Of the 6,869 measles cases, 4,626 (67%) were under 5 years while 2,243 (33%) were above 5 years.

• 9,981 cumulative cases of Malaria were reported since the beginning of 2018, 4,323 (43%) were under 5 years, while 5,658 (57%) were above 5 years.