Yemen: Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera Outbreak - Situation Report #3 (25 May 2017)

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Overview

  • The number of acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/ suspected cholera cases continue to increase at unprecedented level in Yemen. More than half of the total cases have been reported in Sana’a City (Amanat Al-Asimah), Hajjah, Amran and Sana’a governorates.

  • From 27 April to 24 May 2017, a total of 42,207 suspected cholera/ AWD cases were reported from 19 governorate. Out of the total reported cases, 420 deaths were reported (1% case fatality rate).

  • The number of deaths reported over the last four weeks is almost three times higher than deaths reported from October 2016 to March 2017.

  • A total of 313 cholera cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing.