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Situation Report for Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera - Epidemiological Week 5 (30th January – 5th Feb 2017)


  • As of week five, the number of new acute watery diarrhea/ cholera cases reported has increased compared to the previous week due to the spread of the outbreak to new districts.
  • A total of 913 acute watery diarrhea/cholera cases and 10 deaths (CFR 1.1%) were reported during epidemiological week 5 (30th January to 5th February) from 38 districts in 8 regions.
  • The weekly CFR has decreased from 1.7% in week 4 to 1.1% in week 5. This indicates an improvement of patient care and overall response activities.
  • Over 30% of the new cases were reported from Baidoa. New cases were also reported from Burhakaba district in Bay region and Ufeyn, Bari region.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
World Health Organization
Original Publication Date: 
15 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016