Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Response Situation Report #2 (20 May - 5 June 2017)

from World Health Organization
Published on 05 Jun 2017 View Original


  • Since the start of the second wave of cholera outbreak on 27 April 2017, a cumulative total of 91,431 suspected cholera cases, including 727 associated deaths, have been reported across the country from 267 districts in 19 out of the 23 governorates, with a case-fatality rate of 0.8%.

  • Of the total reported cases, 48,708 (53%) are women, while 16,048 (18 %) are children below the age of five.

  • More than half of the suspected cholera cases have been reported from four governorates: Amanat Al Asimah, Hajjah, Amran and Al Hudeideh.

  • A total of 391 stool samples from 19 governorates tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae, serotype Ougawa.

  • The overall attack rate is 32.7 per 10 000 of population.

  • In partnership with the Ministry of Health, WHO is co-chairing a cholera task force that brings together UNICEF, OCHA and other partner organizations twice a week to strengthen cholera response activities at the national and governorate levels

Suspected cases

Confirmed cases



0.8 %
Case fatality rate

Situation update

A total of 24,027 suspected cholera cases including 152 associated deaths have been reported during the period 30 May to 5 June 2017 compared to 25,555 cases and 137 deaths that were reported during the period 23 – 29 May 2017.

The daily average number of cases was 3,432 cases per day indicating slight decrease in comparison to the previous seven-day period (3,651 cases per day).