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19 Oct 2017 description

Key Messages

  • 1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.

  • The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.

  • Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season

08 Oct 2017 description

Surveillance
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 64%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 74%.

Alert
A total of 18 alerts were reported, of which 6% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response
A total of 37 new cases including one death (CFR 2.70%) were reported in week 40. The cumulative since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,097 cases including 418 deaths (CFR 1.98%).

06 Oct 2017 description

Epidemic trends

  • Cholera transmission has continued to decline countrywide with only three counties [Juba, Budi, and Fangak] reporting cholera cases in the last four weeks [38-41, 2017]. § In week 41, four out of 13 samples from Juba tested positive for Vibrio cholerae (table 2).

  • During the last four weeks, Juba and Budi have reported the highest number of cholera cases. During the same period, five deaths were reported from Budi (Table1 & Fig.1).

29 Sep 2017 description

New cholera alerts

New Fangak: A new cholera alert involving at least eight suspect cholera cases with no deaths was reported by MSF-France on 26 September 2017. The MSF clinic in New Fangak has treated and discharged eight suspect cholera cases since 26 Sept 2017. The verification of additional suspect cases in Phom, Nyalual, and Wangrietha is underway. Samples have been obtained for laboratory testing.

General cholera trends

25 Sep 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 59% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 74% .

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 30% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 17 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported.
The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 20,563 cases and 378 deaths (CFR 1.8% )*.

22 Sep 2017 description

Coordination of cholera response

The National cholera task force is coordinating the overall cholera response. The task force meetings convene weekly on Wednesdays from 2 pm in the WHO conference hall in Juba. Also, the cholera coordination meeting in Juba Teaching hospital holds on Monday starting 11 am in the Postgraduate School.

Surveillance and case management updates

Cholera alerts

20 Sep 2017 description

Highlights W35 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 68%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81% .

Alert

A total of 23 alerts were reported, of which 39% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 0 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,862 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8%)*.

20 Sep 2017 description

Highlights W34 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 60%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 73%.

Alert

A total of 19 alerts were reported, of which 16% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 10 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,862 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8%)*.

20 Sep 2017 description

Highlights W33 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 68% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81% .

Alert

A total of 84 alerts were reported, of which 60% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 31 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported.
The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,846 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8% )*.

08 Sep 2017 description

Coordination of cholera response

The National cholera task force is coordinating the overall cholera response. The task force meetings convene weekly on Wednesdays from 2 pm in the WHO conference hall in Juba. Also, the cholera coordination meeting in Juba Teaching hospital holds on Monday starting 11 am in the Postgraduate School.

Surveillance and case management updates

Cholera alerts

01 Sep 2017 description

Coordination of cholera respons

The National cholera task force is coordinating the overall cholera response. The task force meetings convene weekly on Wednesdays from 2 pm in the WHO conference hall in Juba. Also, the cholera coordination meeting in Juba Teaching hospital holds on Monday starting 11 am i n the Postgraduate School.

Surveillance and case management updates

Cholera alerts