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