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  • Yemen: 2019/2020 Cholera

    Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/o...-february-2019

    Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 07 February 2019
    Report
    from World Health Organization
    Published on 07 Feb 2019 — View Original

    07 February, 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 8570 suspected cases and 9 associated deaths during epidemiological week 2 (7 – 13 January) in 2019. 10% are severe cases. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 6 January 2019 is 387 860, with 526 associated deaths (CFR 0.14%). Children under five represent 32.0% of all suspected cases. Twenty-two of 23 governorates and 312 of 333 districts in Yemen have been affected by the outbreak.

    From week 51 in 2018 to week 2 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases was stable at country level, even though 222 districts continue to report suspected cholera cases over the past three weeks. In this reporting period, upward trends were observed in only Lahj, where 68 suspected cholera cases were reported. The governorates reporting over 1000 suspected cases are Al Hudaydah (1428), Arman(1094), and Amanat Al Asimah (1048).

    To date, out of 10 900 samples collected since January 2018, 3451 were confirmed as cholera-positive by culture at the central public health laboratories in Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Taizz, and Aden governorates. This reporting period, 26 stool samples from Amanat Al Asimah (10), Sanaa (7), Al Mahwit (1) and Aden (1) tested positive...

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    Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...uary-2019.html
    Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 14 February 2019



    14 February 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 8639 suspected cases of cholera and 5 associated deaths during epidemiological week 3 (14 – 20 January) of 2019. Ten percent of cases are severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 20 January 2019 is 396 507, with 531 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 32.0% of total suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 312 of 333 districts in Yemen.
    From week 52 in 2018 to week 3 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases was stable at the country level, although 225 districts have reported suspected cholera cases within the last three weeks. During this reporting period, the governorates reporting more than 1000 suspected cases were Al Hudaydah (1179), Amanat Al Asimah (1150), and Arman (1040).
    Of a total 11 030 samples collected since January 2018, 3481 have been confirmed as cholera-positive by culture at the central public health laboratories in Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Taizz, and Aden governorates. During this reporting period, 28 stool samples – from Sana’a (18), Amanat Al Asimah (6), Taizz (1), Al Bayda (1), Hajjah (1), and Arman (1) – tested positive.
    WHO is providing leadership and support to health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing outbreak. WHO has continued to support clinical care delivery, including supervision and monitoring of case management in cholera treatment centers. In January 2019, WHO helped 124 health facilities provide 18 400 000 liters of clean water in 20 governorates, by conducting maintenance and rehabilitation of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) components in Aljumhuri and Qofl Shamr in Hajjah governorate, as well as in Aljumhuri and Bani Sa’ad health facilities in Al Mahwit governorate.

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    • #3
      Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...uary-2019.html Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 28 February 2019

      28 February 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 7419 suspected cases of cholera with eight associated deaths during epidemiological week 5 (28 January – 3 February ) of 2019. Ten percent of cases are severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 3 February 2019 is 413 770, with 543 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 32.0% of all suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 311 of 333 districts in Yemen.

      From week 2 to week 5 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases was stable at the country level, although 223 districts have reported suspected cholera cases within the last three weeks. The governorates reporting the highest number of suspected cases of cholera during this reporting period were Al Hudaydah (1583), Amanat Al Asimah (978), Arman (902), Ibb (882), and Sana’a (850).
      Of a total 11 275 samples collected since January 2018, 3492 have been confirmed as cholera-positive by culture at the central public health laboratories in Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Taizz, and Aden governorates. During this reporting period, seven stool samples – from Amanat Al Asimah (4), Al Hudayadah (1), Aden (1) and Ibb (1) – tested positive.
      WHO continues to provide leadership and support for activities with health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing cholera outbreak, including case management, surveillance, laboratory investigations, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and risk communication. In partnership with the World Bank, WHO delivered 30 mobile laboratory kits to monitor and test water quality in water networks, wells and water trucks. To further enhance laboratory capacity, WHO trained 25 laboratory technicians on sample collection, transportation, laboratory diagnosis and proper reporting of cases.



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      • #4
        Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...arch-2019.html Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen, 7 March 2019

        7 March 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 6718 suspected cases of cholera with eight associated deaths during epidemiological week 7 (11 – 17 February ) of 2019. Severe cases constitute 12 percent the total. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 17 February 2019 is 428 317, with 560 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 31.0% of total suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 311 of 333 districts in Yemen.
        From week 4 to week 6 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases decreased by 13% at the country level, although 224 districts have reported suspected cholera cases within the last three weeks. The governorates reporting the highest number of suspected cases of cholera during this reporting period were Amanat Al Asimah (1152), Al Hudaydah (852), Ibb(775), Dhamar (671), Arman (597), and Sana’a (591).
        Of a total 11 577 samples collected since January 2018, 3683 have been confirmed as cholera-positive by culture at the central public health laboratories in Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Taizz, and Aden governorates. During this reporting period, 18 stool samples – from Sana’a (7), Al Mahwit (4), Amran (3), Al Dhale’e (2) and Dhamar (2) – tested positive.
        WHO continues to provide leadership and support for activities with health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing cholera outbreak, including case management, surveillance, laboratory investigations, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and risk communication.

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east...ficial/1417016

          Sanaa sees fresh cholera outbreak: Health official
          Hospitals in Houthi-held Sanaa inundated by suspected cases, local health official says
          Mohamed al-Samie | 13.03.2019

          SANAA

          Hospitals in Sanaa are currently treating roughly 100 suspected Cholera cases, officials from the Houthi administration, which remains in control of the city, said Wednesday.

          “Sanaa appears to be witnessing another cholera outbreak,” Yusuf al-Hadari, a spokesman for the Houthi-run Health Ministry, said Wednesday.

          “The city’s hospitals continue to suffer from shortages of beds to receive new cases,” he added.

          Al-Hadari described the situation as “catastrophic”, calling on the international community to act immediately to curb the spread of the disease.

          Last October, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization announced that more than 2,500 Yemenis had died of cholera since April 2017...

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          • #6
            Source: https://nypost.com/2019/04/05/new-ch...the-worst-yet/

            New cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could be the worst yet
            By Associated Press
            April 5, 2019 | 2:57pm | Updated

            SANAA, Yemen — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the UN reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world’s worst flare-up.

            The surge underscores how Yemen, which has endured multiple outbreaks of cholera amid four years of civil war, still isn’t able to stop its spread.

            At al-Sabeen Hospital in the capital, Sanaa, beds are full and patients sleep in tents in a courtyard. Some of them wait for treatment by lying on cardboard under trees, with IVs dangling from the branches.

            “We receive cases around the clock. Sometimes three to four cases a minute,” said Dr. Ismail al-Mansouri. “The hospital is under heavy pressure, as it receives patients from across the country.”...

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            • #7
              Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...pril-2019.html
              Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 14 April 2019



              14 April 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 27,840 suspected cases of cholera with 48 associated deaths during epidemiological week 15 (8 April – 14 April) of 2019. Severe cases constitute 18 per cent of the total. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 14 April 2019 is 224,444 with 470 associated deaths (CFR 0.21%). Children under five represent 22.5% of total suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 21 of 23 governorates and 286 of 333 districts in Yemen since the beginning of 2019.
              From week 13 to week 15 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases was stable at the country level. The districts reporting the highest number of suspected cases of cholera during epidemiological week 15 are Bani al Harith (869), Shu'aub (855), As Sabain (808), Ma'ain (737), and Hamdan (636).
              Of a total 86,846 rapid diagnostic tests performed since January 2019, 48,808 have been confirmed as cholera-positive; the numbers for culture testing were 4873 samples and 2308 positive.
              WHO continues to provide leadership and support for activities with health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing cholera outbreak, including case management, surveillance, laboratory investigations, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and risk communication.

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              • #8
                Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...june-2019.html
                Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen, 23 June 2019



                7 July 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 20,877 suspected cases of cholera with 19 associated deaths during epidemiological week 25 (17 to 23 June) of 2019. Thirteen percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 23 June 2019 is 863,815, with 1197 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 23.0% of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 299 of 333 districts in Yemen.
                From week 8 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases started increasing and peaked at over 29500 cases in week 14. The trend of suspected cases at country level has fluctuated over the last weeks: first a decline, followed by a stable trend, and finally an increase. From week 23 to week 25, the national trend of suspected cases is stable.
                The governorates reporting the highest number of suspected cases of cholera during 2019 are Amanat Al Asimah (65,030), Sana’a (52,472), Al Hudaydah (46,877), Ibb (39,450), Dhamar (38,714) and Arman (32,437).
                Of a total 75,732 samples tested since January 2019, 3508 were confirmed as cholera-positive by culture at the central public health laboratories. During this reporting period the governorates reporting highest number of positive culture were Amanat Al Asimah (1029), Taizz (819) and Sana’a (400).
                WHO continues to provide leadership and support for activities with health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing cholera outbreak, including case management, surveillance and laboratory investigations, hotspot mapping and OCV campaign planning, water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), and risk communication.

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                • #9
                  Source: http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epi...mber-2019.html
                  Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 10 November 2019

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                  19 November 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 11 362 suspected cases and three associated deaths during epidemiological week 45 (04 – 10 November) of 2019 with 11% of the cases reported as severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 03 November 2019 is 1 145 292, with 1507 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 26% of the total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of the 23 governorates and 311 of the 333 districts of Yemen.

                  Suspected cholera cases at the country level started to be increasingly reported from week eight of 2019 and the trend continued until week 14 when the number of cases reached more than 29 500, the highest number of cases reported so far. The number of suspected cases fluctuated over the following period with the trend now considered as stable during the past three weeks based on the average number of cases calculated between weeks 43 and 45.

                  The governorates reporting the highest number of suspected cases of cholera during 2019 are Al Hudaydah (120 391), Amanat Al Asimah (102 056), Sana’a (96 936), Hajjah (71 305), Ibb (70 069), Dhamar (62 798) and Amran (47 869).

                  Of a total of 101 967 samples tested at the central public health laboratories since January 2019, 5169 have been confirmed as cholera-positive by culture. During this reporting period the governorates reporting the highest number of positive culture were Amanat Al Asimah (1410), Taizz (1372), and Sana’a (470).

                  WHO continues to provide leadership and support for activities with health authorities and partners to respond to this ongoing cholera outbreak including case management; surveillance and laboratory investigations; hotspot mapping and oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign planning; water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH); and risk communication.


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                  • #10
                    Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/o...en-24-may-2020

                    Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 24 May 2020


                    SourceWHO
                    Posted15 Jun 2020Originally published3 Jun 2020OriginView original

                    3 June 2020 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 2489 suspected cases and one associated death during epidemiological week 21 (18 – 24 May) of 2020 with 16% of the cases reported as severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 17 May 2020 is 1 368 325 with 1566 associated deaths (CFR 0.11%). Children under five represent 23% of the total suspected cases during 2020. The outbreak has affected 22 of the 23 governorates and 293 of the 333 districts of Yemen.
                    Suspected cholera cases at the country level started to be increasingly reported from week eight of 2019 and the trend continued until week 14 when the number of cases reached more than 29 500, the highest number of cases reported so far. The number of suspected cases fluctuated over the following period with the trend now considered as decreasing during the past three weeks based on the average number of cases calculated between weeks 19 and 21....


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                    • #11
                      Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/y...ng-weeks-oxfam

                      Yemen facing hidden cholera crisis as COVID cases set to peak in coming weeks – Oxfam

                      Source Oxfam
                      Posted 28 Jul 2020
                      Originally published 28 Jul 2020

                      Thousands of people in Yemen could be dying from undetected cases of cholera because COVID-19 has overwhelmed the country's health facilities and people are too frightened to seek treatment for fear of the virus, Oxfam said today.

                      The number of coronavirus cases in Yemen is likely to peak in the coming weeks while the heaviest rains are expected in August which could deepen a hidden cholera crisis.

                      The numbers of recorded suspected cholera cases since March have shown an abnormal decrease. In the first three months of 2020, there were more than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera in Yemen but this dropped by 50 per cent in the second three months. Last year, the numbers increased by 70 per cent in the second quarter because it coincides with the start of rainy season...

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