Authorities in the Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks, and houses to help stem the world’s worst outbreak of cholera. Nearly four years of war have crippled the health care and sanitation systems in Yemen, where there have been 1.2 million suspected cholera cases.
The cholera outbreak in Cameroon is persisting and the Far North Region has shown a rapid increase in incidence cases in the last two weeks. From November 2 through 9, the Far North Region recorded 106 new suspected cholera cases.
Health authorities have so far recorded 25,170 cases, occurring in 21 out of the Democrat Republic of Congo's 26 provinces.
There have been 1,110 documented cholera deaths in 2018, more than 13 times higher than cholera deaths in the same time period in 2017.
Collins Owili, Emergency Manager, World Health Organization, Maiduguri office disclosed that the total number of suspected Cholera cases reported in Yobe state is now 1,759 with 61 associated deaths.
A cholera outbreak has killed five people and left 16 others hospitalized in Kembu Village of Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe, Nigeria in October.
No fewer than 42 people have been reported killed by choler in Somalia since December 2017.
The Yobe State Ministry of Health reported October 1 that 36 additional cholera cases have been reported from four local government areas – Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, and Fune.
That is double the average rate for the first eight months of the year, when 154,527 suspected cases of cholera were recorded across the country.
A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases.