Cholera worldwide overview

Cholera map, 14 June 2019

Americas

Dominican Republic: In 2019 and as of 11 May 2019, the Dominican Republic has reported six cholera cases and no deaths. This represents one new case since the previous CDTR update. During the same period in 2018, the Dominican Republic reported 17 cholera cases.

Haiti: In 2019 and as of 16 March 2019, Haiti has reported 218 cases, including 3 deaths (CFR: 1.4%). This represents an increase of 24 cases and no deaths since the previous CDTR update. In 2018, Haiti reported 3 777 cholera cases, including 41 deaths (CFR: 1.1%). Since the beginning of the outbreak in 2010 and as of 16 March 2019, Haiti has reported 819 995 suspected cholera cases, including 9 792 deaths (CFR: 1.2%).

Africa

Cameroon: As of 15 May 2019, Cameroon has reported 1 060 cholera cases, including 64 deaths (CFR: 6%), since the beginning of the outbreak in May 2018. This represents an increase of eight cases and one death since the previous CDTR update.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: In 2019 and as of 12 May 2019, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 10 469 suspected cholera cases, including 241 deaths (CFR: 2.3%). This represents an increase of 1 947 cases and 35 deaths since the previous CDTR update. In 2018, 31 387 cases, including 1 042 deaths, were notified across the country.

Ethiopia: According to WHO, on 14 May 2019, a cholera outbreak was reported in Amhara Region. As of 6 June 2019, 424 cases, including 15 deaths (CFR: 3.5%), were reported. Among the cases, 13 were laboratory-confirmed. Five regions are reporting cases: Addis Ababa, Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray.

Kenya: In 2019 and as of 19 May 2019, 2 137 cases, including 14 deaths (CFR: 0.7%), have been reported. An outbreak remains active in Garissa, Kajiado, Mandera, Mombasa, Nairobi and Wajir Counties. This represents an increase of 674 cases and six deaths since the previous CDTR update.

Mozambique: In 2019 and as of 22 April 2019, WHO has reported 6 739 cholera cases, including eight deaths (CFR: 0.1%). This represents an increase of 143 cases since the previous CDTR update. Cholera cases have been reported in Beira, Buzi, Dondo and Nhamatanda.

Somalia: As of 26 May 2019, WHO has reported 7 235 suspected cholera cases, including 46 deaths (CFR: 0.6%), since December 2017. This represents an increase of 230 cases and no deaths since the previous CDTR update.

Tanzania: In 2019, as of 26 May 2019, Tanzania has reported 277 cholera cases, including five deaths (CFR: 1.8%). This represents an increase of 51 cases since the previous CDTR update. The last case reported in Zanzibar was on 11 July 2017.

Zambia: On 14 May 2019, the Ministry of Health reported a cholera outbreak in Mpulungu District, next to Lake Tanganyika. The index case had onset of symptoms in early April 2019. As of 31 May 2019, 312 cases, including seven deaths (CFR: 2.2%), have been reported.

Asia

India: According to media sources, several cholera cases have been reported in India in May 2019. In Ahmedabad, 16 cases were reported. Additionally, 50 suspected cases, including one death, were reported in Bhopal during the same period. In Wayanad District, Kerala, 18 cases, including four confirmed, were reported. Fifty additional suspected cases were reported in Puri District, Odisha, in May 2019 after Cyclone Fani.

Yemen: Since the beginning of the outbreak in 2017 and as of 6 June 2019, Yemen has reported 1 768 477 suspected cholera cases and 3 390 deaths (CFR: 0.2%). This represents an increase of 112 223 cases and 118 deaths since the last CDTR update.