Humanitarianresponse Logo

Yemen: Diphtheria & Cholera Response Emergency Operations Center Situation Report No.23 As of 24 February 2018

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (24 February 2018), there are 1,172 probable diphtheria cases, including 72 associated deaths, in 168 districts among 20 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (433 cases) and Al Hudaydah (145) Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.1 %. Children under the 5 years of age represent 20 % of probable cases and 36% of deaths.

• Contacts traced by district RRTs in 10 governorates: 517 (up to week 52), and 2,882 (weeks 1- 7).

• Weekly admissions to DIUs: A total of 1,176 admissions were reported since week 52 up to week 6, 125 (week 4), 84 (week 5), (week 6) 81, (week 7) 80.

• Diphtheria Anti-Toxin (DAT) distributed per governorate: 1000 doses received in country up to (December 2017), with an additional 300 doses (January 2018) and around 592 doses arrived in WHO, Sana'a warehouse. 

2.1 Cholera Highlights

• The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases reported since 27th April 2017 to 24th February 2018 is 1,067,524 and 2,259 associated deaths across the country.

• The overall case fatality ratio is 0.21%, and the national attack rate is 384.87 per 10.000 people. Children under 5 years of age represent 28.8 % of total suspected cases.

• The weekly proportion of severe cases has significantly decreased representing now 11 % of the admitted cases.

• So far, the outbreak has hit 22 out of 23 governorates (96%) and 305 out of 333 districts (92%). At governorate level, the trend W5 –W7 decrease or was stable in all governorates.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Emergency Operations Centre - Yemen
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
24 Feb 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Yemen
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Yemen: Diphtheria Outbreak - Nov 2017
Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016