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#Yemen reported 158,000 suspected #cholera cases, 1,100 #deaths as of June 18 2017 (@WHO EMRO, edited)


Title: Yemen reported 158,000 suspected cholera cases, 1,100 #deaths as of June 18 2017.

Subject: Cholera outbreak in Yemen, current situation.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full PDF file: (LINK).

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YEMEN: cholera outbreak  - Daily epidemiology  update: 18 June 2017

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Highlights

  • From 27 April to  17 June 2017, 158,960  suspected  cholera  cases  and 1,100 deaths (CFR:    0.7%) have been reported in 87% (20/23) of  Yemen governorates, and 83% (278/333) of the districts.   


Geographical  distribution of  cases

  • The four most affected governorates  were:   
    • Amanat  Al Asimah,
    • Al Hudaydah,
    • Amran and
    • Hajjah   
  • with    49.6%    (78,794/158,960)  of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.
  • Al Mahwit  governorate had still the highest attack rate (112.2 per 10,000), and Raymah governorate the highest case  fatality  ratio(1.7%)    (see    table).
  • Al  Hali (Al Hudaydah gov., 7,363  cases, 13 deaths), Ma’ain (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 5,048 cases, 7  deaths), Bani Al Harith (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 5,047 cases, 10 deaths) and As Sabain (Amanat Al Asimah gov., 4,163, 7 deaths)  were still the four most affected districts.

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For    further    information:   

Dr    Xavier    de    Radigu├Ęs    C:    +967    738    445    522    /     Dr    Ahmed    Zouiten    zouitena@who.int        

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

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Keywords: WHO; Updates; Cholera; Yemen.

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