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Somalia: Situation report for acute watery diarrhoea/ cholera Epidemiological week 11 (13th – 19thMarch 2017)

Highlights

 There is a sharp increase in the number of AWD/ cholera cases recorded in the affected districts this week compared to the same period last year.

 The most affected districts and villages during this reporting period include Baidoa, Berdale and Awdinle in Bay region, Wajid and Burdhuhunle in Bakool region, Wanlaweyne in Lower Shebelle, Garbaharey and Bardhere in Gedo ,and Kismayo in Lower Jubba

 Stool samples collected from Hudur were positive for Vibrio cholerae 01/ Ogawa.

 The first round of oral cholera vaccination campaign was launched in Banadir hospital on the 15th March 2017, and a total of 453 912 people aged 1 year and above received the first dose in 7 locations. 

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Organization(s): 
World Health Organization
Somalia Ministry of Health
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Original Publication Date: 
03 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Somalia
Coordination hub(s): 
Nairobi
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016