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Title: #Cholera–monthly #report for #Somalia, April 2017.

Subject: Cholera, epidemiological situation in Somalia.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, full page: (LINK).

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Cholera monthly report for Somalia, April 2017


|-- Read the latest update for April 2017 –|



  • In April 2017, Somalia witnessed a significant upsurge of suspected cholera cases, with new cases reaching 16 612, including 249 related deaths (case-fatality rate 1.5%) for the month of April.
  • During the month, 28 out of 30 stool samples collected from suspected patients tested positive for Vibrio cholerae 01 (Serotype Ogawa).
  • Since the beginning of the 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 36 066, including 697 deaths with a case-fatality rate of 1.9%.
  • In addition to the consequences of the ongoing drought, the start of the rainy season puts the country at even greater risk of spreading the disease and making public health containment measures difficult.



Keywords: Cholera; Somalia; WHO; Updates.