Humanitarian Health Action

Number of cholera cases decline in Somalia

WHO/Pieter Desloovere
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15 August 2016 – Following a scaled up response by WHO to the acute watery diarrhoea/cholera outbreak in Somalia, the number of cases and deaths have slightly declined in the last few weeks. More than 10 296 cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera were reported from January to June 2016, with almost 60% of the cases among children under 5 years of age. These numbers represented a 5-fold increase in the number of cases reported during the same period in 2015.