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Title: #Yemen: #Cholera #Outbreak–Daily #epidemiology #update: 23 July 2017.

Subject: Cholera outbreak in Yemen, current epidemiological situation.

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

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Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Daily epidemiology update: 23 July 2017

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Highlights

  • From 27 April to 22 July 2017, 384,719 suspected cholera cases and 1,858 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88.6% (295/333) of the districts.


Geographical distribution of cases

  • The five most affected governorates were:
    • Amanat Al Asimah,
    • Al Hudaydah, Hajjah,
    • Amran and
    • Ibb
  • with 53.5% (205,933/384,719) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.
  • Al Dhaele’e, Al Mahwit and Amran governorates had the highest attack rates (28.7‰, 28.3‰ and 25.7‰ respectively)
  • Raymah ,Hajjah and Ibb governorates reported the highest case fatality ratios (1.3% ,0.9% and 0.8% respectively) (see table). 
  • The five most affected districts were Al Hali district (Al Hudaydah governorate, 14,566 suspected cases and 23 deaths), Ma’ain (Amanat Al Asimah governorate, 9,430 suspected cases and 10 deaths), Bani Al Harith (Amanat Al Asimah governorate, 9,243 suspected cases and 10 deaths), As Sabain (Amanat Al Asimah governorate, 7,440 suspected cases and 11 deaths), and Al Hawak (Al Hudaydah governorate, 7,164 suspected cases and 11 deaths)

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For further information:

Dr Ahmed ZOUITEN Senior Emergency Health Adviser Phone: +41 79 475 5532; +967730044449 E-mail: zouitena@who.int  - 
Ms Lauren O’Connor Communication officer oconnorl@who.int  

Note: This report is an update to the weekly epidemiology bulletin.

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Keywords: Yemen; Cholera; Updates; WHO.

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