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Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 25 October 2018

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 13403 suspected cases and 26 associated deaths during epidemiological week 40 (1–7 October) in 2018. 11% are severe cases. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 27 April 2017 to 7 October 2018 is 1236028 and 2556 associated deaths (CFR 0.21%).

WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 11, Issue 42 (21 October 2018)

World Health Organization, (2018)

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Cholera – Zimbabwe Disease outbreak news 20 September 2018

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

There has been rapid increase in the number of suspected cases reported per day since 1 September; there was a peak with 473 suspected cases notified on 9 September. As of 15 September 2018, 3621 cumulative suspected cases, including 71 confirmed cases, and 32 deaths have been reported (case fatality ratio: 0.8 %); of these, 98% (3564 cases) were reported from the densely populated capital Harare. The most affected suburbs in Harare are Glen View and Budiriro.

Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 27 August – 6 September 2018 | Issue 26

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (2018)

KEY ISSUES: As the depreciation of the Yemeni Rial continues, a further 3.5 million people may become food insecure and an additional 2 million may face a heightened risk of famine. The conflict in Yemen continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians. In August, 241 civilian impact incidents were reported. Humanitarian partners continue to work to prevent a third outbreak of cholera; some 133,000 suspected cholera cases have been confirmed since January.

Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 5 September 2018

UN Children's Fund, (2018)

More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.

Cholera, 20167

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Weekly epidemiological record/ Relevé épidémiologique hebdomadaire , 23 SEPTEMBER 2016, 91th YEAR / no.38 (2016),91 pp.443-440

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