Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W3 2018 (Jan 15-Jan 21) [EN/AR]
-The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 21 Jan 2018 is 1,046,674 suspected cholera cases and 2,248 associated deaths, (CFR 0.21%), 1102 have been confirmed by culture.
59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 16.8% - The national attack rate is 379 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (886), Al Mahwit (843), Al Dhale’e (644), Hajjah (520) and Sana’a (508).
Children under 5 years old represent 28.7% of total suspected cases.
In total, 27,785 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) have been performed which represents 26.5% coverage.
2,689 cultures have been performed which represents 22.7% coverage.
The last positive culture was on 13 Jan 2018 in Al-Wahda district in Amanat Al-Asimah
225 districts are still reporting suspected cholera cases since last 3 weeks - 80 districts (out of 305 affected districts) did not report any suspected cases for the last three consecutive weeks
Governorate and District level
- At governorate level, the trend from W1 –W3 decrease or was stable in all governorates except (Raymeh governorate) (+37%) and (Ibb governorate) (+13%).
The weekly number of cases is decreasing for the 19 consecutive weeks.
The weekly proportion of severe cases has significantly decreased representing now 10% of the admitted cases.
Week 3 2018
6,410 suspected cases and 4 associated deaths were reported
10 % are severe cases - 572 RDTs were performed, 101 were positive
No culture test was performed this week