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#Cholera #Outbreak in #Yemen - Daily epidemiology #update, 1 August 2017 (@WHO EMRO, summary)


Title: #Cholera #Outbreak in #Yemen - Daily epidemiology #update, 1 August 2017.

Subject: Cholera/AWD in Yemen, current situation.

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

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Cholera Outbreak in Yemen - Daily epidemiology update, 1 August 2017

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Highlights

  • From 27 April to 1 August 2017, 443,166 suspected cholera cases and 1,921 deaths (CFR: 0.4%) have been reported in 95.6% (22/23) of Yemen governorates, and 89.2% (297/333) of the districts.


Geographical distribution of cases 

  • The five most affected governorates were:
    • Amanat Al Asima,
    • Al Hudaydah ,
    • Hajjah,
    • Amran and
    • Dhamar
  • with 53% (234,761/443,166) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017. 
  • Al Mahwit, Al Dhaele’e, and Amran governorates had the highest attack rates (34.8‰, 33.5‰ and 29.4‰ respectively) 
  • Raymah ,Hajjah and Ibb governorates reported the highest case fatality ratios (1.2% ,0.8% and 0.7% respectively) (see table). 

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Keywords: WHO; Updates; Yemen; Cholera.

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