2nd Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 17-18, 2022

June 17 -18, 2022 | Virtual Event
Infection 2022

Abdullah Ali Abdullah Gafer

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022 - Abdullah Ali Abdullah Gafer
Ministry of Public Health, Yemen
Title : Prevalence Cholera during Juanary – December 2020in Hudiedah City, Yemen

Abstract:

Abstract: Yemen has recently faced the largest cholera outbreak in the world started ate the end of 2016. By the end of 2017 the cumulative reported cases from all governorates reached 777,229 cases with 2,134 deaths. Al Hudeidah was one of the most affected areas where 88741 (18%) cases with 244 (12%) death were reported. To study Profile of suspected cholera patients in Hodeidah  city.
Method : A retrospective descriptive study was carried out by using secondary' analysis of available data collected from (DTCs), (ORCs) and other health facilities by department of epidemiological surveillance – Al Hodeidah health office.
Results: A total of 10139 suspected cholera patients were included in the study whereas the average age of study subjects was 22.7 years where standard deviation (SD) 18.8 most affected age groups were (5-14),(15-30),(<5) the predominant of the study subjects from Al Hudeidah city (81.3%) from Al-Hali . Cases starts to appear in week 1 reaches a peak in week 34 and then slowly decreases. 24 suspected cholera cases were culture positives
Conclusion: Cholera is one of the urgent health problems in Al Hudeidah city , Cholera distribution is not gender sensitive, the most affected age group is (5-14) years,
followed by (15-30 ) then under five.
The peak of cholera suspected cases is registered in weeks 34.Confirmed cholera cases by culture are 24 from 167 specimen tested whereas 186 are positive by cholera RDT
Recommendations: More cholera control interventions are necessary and urgent to eradicate it.
More field related research must be carried out to guide control and management interventions..
What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • To identify epidemiological curve of cholera cases in Hudiedah city ,Yemen
  • To determine cholera laboratory investigation (RDT and culture) results.
    This study was conducted as a part of current efforts for the management of cholera  in Yemen. It is also expected to contribute in a better understanding of effectiveness of health interventions, and making operational and strategic recommendations that can be used to improve the designing and implementation.

Biography:

Abdullah Ali Gafer studied Epidemiology at the Al-Razi University, Yemen and graduated as MS in 2021. He then joined the center  research, epidemiology in Yemen

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