Yemen

Cholera situation in Yemen, November 2019

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  • In November 2019, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 49 403 suspected cholera cases including 16 related deaths (case fatality rate: 0.03%), from 22 governorates.

  • The cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 to November 2019 is 2 236 570 including 3886 related deaths, with a case fatality rate of 0.17%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak from 27 April 2017. The total number of suspected cholera cases reported during the second wave were 2 210 743 including 3757 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.17%.

  • Since January 2019, a total of 9656 stool specimens were tested. Out of these, 5292 were laboratory confirmed for Vibrio cholerae.

  • The 5 governorates with the highest cumulative attack rate per 10 000 are Amran (1680.76), Al Mahwit (1578.22), Sana’a (1467.65), Al Bayda (1176.89) and Al Hudaydah (1026.21). The national attack rate is 784.86 per 10 000. The Governorates with high numbers of deaths are Hajjah (577), Ibb (501), Al Hudaydah (402) and Taizz (328).