Through Tuesday, 320,199 suspected cholera cases and 1,742 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 87.7% (292/333) of the districts since Apr. 27, according to the World Health Organization.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says the country’s health care system has been decimated by two years of war and health-care workers are struggling to cope. Today, only 45% of hospitals are operational, while medicines and medical supplies are in short supply.
On June 7, 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a cholera outbreak in Kwara State, Nigeria, where the event currently remains localized. The first cases of acute watery diarrhea were reported during the last week of April 2017 and a sharp increase in the number of cases and deaths has been observed since 1 May 2017. However, the number of new cases reported has shown a decline over the last four reporting weeks.
As of 30 June 2017, a total of 1558 suspected cases of cholera have been reported including 11 deaths (case fatality rate: 0.7%).
The current outbreak occurs while the country is facing a serious humanitarian situation and is recovering from a large meningitis outbreak.
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