Yemen

Cholera situation in Yemen, December 2019

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  • In December 2019, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 43 950 suspected cholera cases including 9 related deaths from 22 governorates (case fatality rate: 0.02%).

  • The cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen from October 2016 to December 2019 is 2 280 585 including 3895 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.17%. During the second wave of this outbreak that started on 27 April 2017, the total number of suspected cholera cases reported were 2 254 758 including 3766 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.17%.

  • Since January 2019, a total of 9694 stool specimens were tested. Out of these, 5298 were laboratory confirmed for Vibrio cholerae.

  • The 5 governorates with the highest cumulative attack rate per 10 000 are Amran (1697.88), Al Mahwit (1599.41), Sana’a (1515.22), Al Bayda (1226.46) and Al Hudaydah (1049.29). The national attack rate is 800.48 per 10 000. The governorates with highest number of deaths are Hajjah (577), Ibb (503), Al Hudaydah (402) and Taizz (328).