Global & Disaster Medicine

Cholera in Yemen


Cholera monthly report for Yemen

  • A total of 3130 new suspected cholera cases and 0 deaths were reported in Yemen for January 2017.
  • The cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported since the start of the outbreak in October 2016 is 18 973 cases, including 99 deaths with a case-fatality rate of 0.5%. More than one third of the cases were children under the age of 5.
  • Of the new cases reported, 11 stool samples were laboratory-confirmed for Vibrio Cholerae 01.
  • The trend of suspected cholera cases has been declining over the past few weeks as prevention measures take hold across the country.
  • In 2016, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases was 15 843, including 531 associated deaths, with a case-fatality rate of 0.6%.

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