Yemen

Cholera situation in Yemen, October 2016

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  • As of 31 October 2016, a cumulative number of 2241 suspected acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases, including 47 deaths (case-fatality rate 2.4%) were reported from Sana’a, the capital city and 11 governorates, including Sana’a, Ta’iz, Al Hudaydah, Adan, Lahij, Al Bayda’, Hajjah, Dhamar, Ibb, Amran and Ad Dali.
  • There are equal numbers of males and females affected by the outbreak; 31% of children affected are under 5 years of age.
  • A total number of 71 cholera cases have been laboratory-confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak.
  • As shown in the EPI curve, the number of new cases recorded in the last few days has been declining.
  • Ta’iz, Aden, Hajjah, Al Hudaydah and Lahij governorates have recorded the highest number of suspected acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases in the past 4 weeks.