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Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W43 2017 (October 23 - 29) [EN/AR]

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Cumulative figures

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 29 October 2017 is 890,017 suspected cholera cases and 2,185 associated deaths, (CFR 0.25%). 960 have been confirmed by culture.

  • The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 19%

  • The national attack rate is 323.1 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (750), Al Mahwit (706), Al Dhale’e (633), Abyan (487) and Sana’a (440).

  • Children under 5 years old represent 27.1% of total suspected cases.

  • In total, 17,896 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) have been performed which represents 20.1% coverage. 2,219 cultures have been performed which represents 22.3% coverage.

  • The last positive culture was on 21 Oct 2017 in Dar Sad district (Aden governorate)

  • Among the 305 affected districts, 39 districts did not report any suspected case the last three consecutive 3 weeks.

Governorate and District level

  • The trend at country level over the past 3 weeks is considered decreased.

  • At governorate level, the trend from W40-W42 decrease or was stable in all governorates.

  • No governorate is reporting a CFR higher than 1%.

Trends

  • The weekly number of cases is decreasing for the 7th consecutive week.

  • The weekly proportion of children under 5 is as twice as week 26 (18% in week 26 and 39% in week 43).

  • The weekly proportion of sever cases has significantly decreased representing now 9% of the admitted cases.

  • The use of RDTs has significantly increased since week 40.

Week 43

  • 26,137 suspected cases and 5 associated deaths were reported.

  • 9% are severe cases -1252 RDTs were performed, 301 were positive