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Table 2 Distribution of diphtheria cases, deaths and corresponding case fatality rates by governorates in Yemen (October 2017 – March 2018)

From: Diphtheria outbreak in Yemen: the impact of conflict on a fragile health system

Governorates Total No. of districts No of affected districts No of probable cases Deaths CFR (%)
Ibb 20 19 441 16 3.6
Abyan 11 1 4 2 50.0
Sana’a city 10 9 60 1 1.7
Al Baidha 20 11 19 3 15.8
Al Jawf 12 3 6 3 50.0
Al Hodeida 26 20 151 12 7.9
Ad Dhale‘a 9 8 107 2 1.9
Al Mahweet 9 8 52 1 1.9
Al Mahrah 9 0 0 0  
Taiz 23 15 45 6 13.3
Hajjah 31 15 48 4 8.3
Al Mukalla 12 0 0 0  
Say’on 16 2 2 0 0.0
Damar 12 9 39 4 10.3
Raymah 6 3 6 2 33.3
Socotra 2 0 0 0  
Shabwah 17 1 1 0 0.0
Sadah 15 4 11 3 27.3
Sana’a 16 15 133 5 3.8
Aden 8 7 63 2 3.2
Amran 20 19 86 4 4.7
Lahj 15 5 10 2 20.0
Mareb 14 3 10 1 10.0
Total 333 177 1294 73 5.6%