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Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W46 2017 (November 13 - 19) [EN/AR]

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Cumulative figures

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 19 Nov 2017 is 945,362 suspected cholera cases and 2,211 associated deaths, (CFR 0.23%), 1049 have been confirmed by culture.

  • The median age of suspected cases is (20) and the median age of death is (38)

  • 59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 18% - The national attack rate is 343.26 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (801), Al Mahwit (760), Al Dhale’e (641), Abyan (491) and Sana’a (459).

  • Children under 5 years old represent 27.8% of total suspected cases.

  • In total, 20,884 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) have been performed which represents 22.1% coverage.

  • 2,375 cultures have been performed which represents 22.6% coverage.

  • The last positive culture was on 7 Nov 2017 in Al Garahi district

  • Among the 305 affected districts, 43 districts in 12 governorates (Abyen, Al Baydha, Al Hudei deh, Al mahrah, Hajjah, Lahj ,Marib, Mokal l a,
    Sa'dah, Seyoun, Shabwah, Taizz) did not report any suspected case the last three consecutive 3 weeks.

Governorate and District level

  • At governorate level, the trend from W43-W45 decrease or was stable in all governorates.

  • No district is reporting a CFR higher than 1%.
    Trends - The weekly number of cases is decreasing for the 10th consecutive week.

  • The weekly proportion of severe cases has significantly decreased representing now 10% of the admitted cases.

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

Week 46

  • 14,955 suspected cases and 6 associated deaths were reported.

  • 10 % are severe cases - 924 RDTs were performed, 176 were positive - 0 Positive culture