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Title: #Somalia: #Cholera #update, September–October 2016.

Subject: Cholera outbreak in Somalia, current situation.

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

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Cholera update, Somalia, September–October 2016



  • As of 30 November, a total of 14 165 cases and 497 deaths (case–fatality rate 3.51%) have been reported.
    • Of these, 6752 (47.7%) affected females, and 8184 (57.8%) affected children below 5 years of age.
  • There is a slight increase in the number of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases during this reporting period.
    • As shown in the EPI curve, 437 new cases and 1 death were reported in November, compared to 108 cases and no deaths in October.
  • Of the 437 acute watery diarrhoea/cholera cases reported, 232 (53%) affected females and 221 (50.6%) were children under 5 years of age.
  • Of the 7 stool samples collected from suspected cholera cases in Beledweyne Hospital, 5 tested positive for Inaba and Ogawa serotypes.
  • As shown on the map, new cases were reported in the Banadir region (123 cases) and Beledweyne (314 cases) in the Hiran region.
    • The regions most affected by cholera are Banadir, Middle and Lower Jubba, Lower and Middle Shebelle and Hiran.


|-- Cholera update, Somalia, September–October 2016 –|


Keywords: Cholera; Somalia; updates; WHO.